Plus, Jason Hervey thought he bombed the audition for antagonistic older brother Wayne
Fred Savage‘s Kevin Arnold got by with a little help from his friends on “The Wonder Years.” Now that the full run is coming out in a box set, Savage recalled the filming experience with them in new extra features.
In the first clip below from the upcoming DVD extras, Josh Saviano — the actor behind Kevin’s best friend Paul Pfeiffer — interviewed “Wonder Years” leads Savage and Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper, Kevin’s main love interest. The trio distinguished boundaries between Kevin’s in- and out-of-school girlfriends.
When the topic came up, McKellar threw a little shade towards those “other girlfriends,” like Becky Slater, who was portrayed by her real-life sister Crystal McKellar, and the girl by the lake.
“They meant nothing,” Savage swore, restoring the peace.
In a second clip, also exclusive to TheWrap, Jason Hervey remembered going on what he thought was “just another audition.”
“They didn’t tell us that it was taking place in the ’60s,” Hervey said. “I didn’t know that there was a narrator. There was a bunch of signature devices in the show that they did not disclose to us. So I just went out there and read it straight.”
He thought he bombed the audition. But after 106 episodes as Kevin’s older brother, Wayne, he clearly didn’t.
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The 26-DVD box set from StarVista Entertainment and Time Line contains all 115 episodes of the coming-of-age sitcom.
Available for pre-order, the set ships in early October.
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