'The Bear’ on Hulu: How Jeremy Allen White almost did not play his role as chef in food dramedy series
Carmen comes home in Chicago after his brother’s death and runs their family’s sandwich shop using his chef skills in 'The Bear'
Hulu is bringing a new and novel food-based dramedy series ‘The Bear’. The series has been directed and executively produced by Christopher Storer and Joanna Calo. The screenplay of the series has been written by both Christopher Storer and Alex O’Keefe. The series is backed by production company Super Frog and FX Productions and is releasing globally by June 23, 2022, on Hulu.
The plot of the series tells the story of a young chef Carmen Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) who because of his brother’s unfortunate death, comes back to his home in Chicago and starts running his family’s beef sandwich shop. With the series all set to release on Hulu in the next few days, let’s take a look at some of the main cast members. Before that, ardent fans can also watch food-based films like ‘Always Amore’, ‘Sugar Rush’, ‘Cook Off’, and ‘Waffles + Mochi’ which can satiate their culinary cravings if they’re in the mood for something lighter.
What was Jeremy Allen White’s debut film?
Jeremy Allen White’s first film as a child actor was ‘Beautiful Ohio’. He has also acted in other films like ‘The Speed of Life’, ‘Afterschool’, ‘The Time Being’, ‘Movie 43’, ‘Bad Turn Worse’, ‘Rob the Mob’, ‘You Can’t Win’, ‘After Everything’, ‘Chasing You Ben’, ‘Viena and the Fantomes’, ‘The Rental’ and ‘The Birthday Cake’. Jeremy Allen White is best known for his long-running role as Phillip "Lip" Gallagher on the Showtime dramedy series ‘Shameless’. He has also appeared in the first season of the thriller series ‘Homecoming’. White is all set to play the character of chef Carmen Berzatto in awaited food-based dramedy series ‘The Bear’ on Hulu.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last month, opening up on how he had been ‘initially hesitant’ to portray another character that was struggling in Chicago, Jeremy Allen White said, “That was something that I was being cautious about at first when I talked to creator Chris Storer, because I'd just been on this show where Chicago played such a huge role in Shameless”.
Continuing on the same lines, Jeremy also added, “I was nervous about taking on something where I don't know, audiences might have thought that I only exist in Chicago, and all this other stuff that at the end of the day I think was really silly. I told Chris I was kind of nervous about it, and then I talked to my wife, and I read the script again, and the story's so excellent. That environment is important to The Bear's story, but I think I needed to get out of my own way a little bit in comparing the shows because the shows are totally different, though the environment remains the same”.
Finally explaining how ‘Lip’ and ‘Carmy’ are two totally unique and different characters, Jeremy said, “Lip and Carmy have similarities in the environment they grew up in, but I think what's interesting about Carmy is he got out. At a really young age, he was able to escape and chase his dream, and then he is brought back. What was really interesting to me about Carmy was the return and having to face his path in a way that Lip on Shameless never really had an opportunity to do”.
What is Jeremy Allen White’s current net worth?
According to Kemifilani.ng, as of 2022, Jeremy Allen White’s current net worth is about $8 million.
What is Jeremy Allen White’s relationship status?
According to Kemifilani.ng, even though not much is known about his dating life, just like his parents, Jeremy met his wife Addison on the sets of the Showtime dramedy series ‘Shameless’. His wife Addison Timlin is also an actress. He pursued her and managed to woe her. After that, the lovebirds started dating in October 2011. However, by 2014, it seemed to them that they were better apart than together. Interestingly, they managed to keep their breakup a secret for a while.
Later, they both rekindled their love, which explains why they welcomed their firstborn baby girl on October 20, 2018. They named their daughter the name Ezer Billie White. After that, they officially announced their engagement on April 14, 2019. Before this confirmation through an Instagram post on Jeremy Allen White’s Instagram account, their engagement was simply being seen as a rumor. Jeremy and Addison got hitched for eternity with each other on October 18, 2019. Their second babygirl, Dolores Wild White was born on December 12, 2020.
Other actors in the cast of ‘The Bear’ include Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Chris Witaske, Abby Elliott, Ayo Edebiri, Lisa Colon-Zayas, Lionel Boyce, and several others.
‘The Bear’ drops on June 23, 2022, at Hulu.
The official trailer for the awaited food-based dramedy series is out. You can also watch it here.