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Shaun Toub as a guest-star contender of Emmys

In episode seven, I worked with Mandy Patinkin for the first time. My character, Javadi, meets his character, Saul, and they’re seeing each other for the first time in 30 years. I was excited because I’ve loved Mandy’s work. But his process was so different than what I expected. Every take was different. I had to forget any preconceived notions about how the scene would play out and react instead to what Mandy was throwing at me. [Showrunner] Alex Gansa told me, “Mandy has a process. Sometimes it takes him a while to get there. But he gets there.” Luckily, my experience kicked in. I had to take a breath and after the second take just said to myself, “OK, go with it, be in the moment and embrace it.”

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