For those who don’t watch the award-winning Apple TV+ comedy series, Ted is known for being one of the nicest guys around and for having a positive impact on the people who come into his life.
Mike Ryan, a writer for Uproxx, has written an article about his interactions with Jason over the years and the moment they shared together back in 2017.
Mike‘s father passed away suddenly from a heart attack and just a few months later, he was interviewing Jason about his movie Kodachrome. The film is about Jason‘s character making amends with his dying father.
“When I interviewed Sudeikis for that film… I had mentioned that a lot of the themes in his movie had, obviously, hit pretty close to home,” Mike said. “Like I said, I was in a pretty lousy place. There’s no way Jason Sudeikis could have known that, at that moment, I needed a pep talk. Or, well, maybe it was pretty obvious from vibe I gave off in the interview and I just didn’t realize it. So later that day I got an email from Jason Sudeikis and it was … pretty inspirational.”
Click inside to read what Jason said in the email…
Mike reached out to Jason recently and asked if it would be okay to publish the email. Mike said, “He wrote back that it’s my story, and if I’m comfortable sharing it, then he is, too. (Followed by a fist and heart emoji.)”
You can read the full email below…
Just wanted to shoot ya a quick note and let ya know that I’m so sorry for your loss. And I thank you for feeling comfortable enough with me to share. Please please please feel ZERO regret in doing so.
It’s important and fucking necessary for us human beings to do that. To connect. To share. And to not concern ourselves too much with the outcome of such bravery. Especially the men of the world. Our generation is the first to “understand” that notion, but darn it, I’d love to try and be the first generation of fellas to “live” the notion as well. So let’s both continue to attempt to be on that “side of history,” shall we?
I wish you all the luck and openness in the universe on finding the “four rolls of Kodachrome” your own father left you. Because he did. It’s out there. I know it is.
The one thing I want you to consider though is that it might not be physically “out there”, because it might actually be living inside of you. And through you. And merely accepting that possibility might be where and when the “finding” happens.
You see deeply into things for a living. Allow yourself the experience of doing that to yourself, for yourself.
Okay man. Be well. Always good to see and speak with you.
Make sure to read the full article on Uproxx.com!
Jason is receiving a lot of praise for the outfit he wore to the Ted Lasso season two premiere this week.