‘Arrested Development’ Star David Cross: I ‘Stand Behind’ Jeffrey Tambor Despite Misconduct Accusations



David Cross wants to keep Jeffrey Tambor in the Bluth family, and he’s pretty sure he’s not the only member of the “Arrested Development” cast who feels that way.
“I can’t speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him — from the limited amount we know, we stand behind Jeffrey — and I am one of them,” Cross told am New York in a story published Monday.
Tambor, who plays patriarch George Bluth Sr. on the quirky comedy, was ousted from his leading role on Amazon’s “Transparent” last week, following sexual misconduct accusations posed against him by actresses Van Barnes and Trace Lysette.
“I think it’s very curious that Amazon didn’t make public the results of their internal investigation,” Cross told am New York. “I’m not sure why they would do that. I just know the whole thing is rather curious to me.”
Cross, who plays Tobias Fünke, can’t say whether the accusations posed against Tambor will affect his attachment to the Mitch Hurwitz-run series. “I certainly hope not. I doubt it, but I don’t know,” Cross said. “I’m not in those offices or making those decisions.”
Though Netflix confirmed a 2018 release for season 5 of “Arrested Development” last May, no official premiere date has been announced. However, Cross said filming is “all done” on the long-awaited installment. “Hopefully, in the spring it’ll be out,” he added.
Netflix brought back “Arrested Development” for a fourth season in 2013 after Fox canceled the cult hit in 2006.
Along with Tambor and Cross, the “Arrested Development” cast includes series regulars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, Jessica Walter, Alia Shawkat and Portia de Rossi.
Netflix declined TheWrap’s request for comment on this story.

“At 70 years old, I was given the greatest role of my career. I was also given one of the greatest responsibilities of my personal life. So I have to do it right.”
Corina Marie Howell

“I think [the character Maura is] a better parent now than she was as Mort … the lesson of being authentic and going for freedom generates a very good thing in the kids.” 
Corina Marie Howell

“My acting teacher said, ‘Act as if your life depends on it.’ And here, lives are dependent on this.” 
Corina Marie Howell

“There is phobia, there is hatred, there is absolute danger. We hear about it all the time. There’s suicide.” 
Corina Marie Howell

“I would say that I had a nervosity and an insistent self-tapping on my shoulder at all time … When I come out to my eldest daughter [in the show], I was shaking. I was throw-up nervous …”

“Transparent” showrunner Jill Soloway: “Maura unleashes this beautiful thing in [Jeffrey]. He’s always reminded me of my parents, just being Jewy, soft, funny, sweet, vulnerable.” 

Tambor with TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman

“The subject matter [of ‘Transparent’] needs light and love and understanding.”

“Did I know what I was getting into? You don’t really think that way. But I remember many times talking to Jill. We’d be in the middle of a scene, and I would say, ‘Oh, this is so big.'”

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Former “Arrested Development” patriarch won a Best Actor Golden Globe for his work as transgender character Mort Pfefferman on the Amazon series

“At 70 years old, I was given the greatest role of my career. I was also given one of the greatest responsibilities of my personal life. So I have to do it right.”

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