Jeffrey Tambor: ‘I have never been so scared in my life’

Transparent is being hailed as the TV show of the year. Hadley Freeman talks to its star Jeffrey Tambor about his ‘most transformative role’ yet – and the night he went clubbing as a woman. 

As chance would have it, the week before I interviewed Jeffrey Tambor I spoke to two other actors, both of whom brought up Tambor and promptly went gooey-eyed.

“Jeffrey set the tone for the whole of Arrested Development,” said Tambor’s co-star and on-screen son, Jason Bateman. “We all watched him when we filmed on the first day, and he did it totally straight. He was so bold and completely unconcerned with being likable. He taught me what you can get away with in comedy.” Read More