Chuck Interview: Vik Sahay

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TV Guide recently saw down with Vik Sahay, the man who plays Lester, Chuck's co-worker at Buy More perfectly.  Warning, this interview not only contains some awesome insight into Lester, but also provides a few Chuck spoilers along the way!

TVGuide.com: Did you enjoy Lester's brief stint as assistant manager?
Sahay: It was a nightmare, for both me and Lester. [Laughs] You've got poor Lester fancying himself a rock star, and yet, ultimately, he doesn't have the nervous system to back it up. He got what he wished for and it crumbled badly.

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TVGuide.com: Do you think Lester has any friends outside of the Buy More crew?
Sahay: I think he has very few. He's a guy whose smugness and social awkwardness and social immaturity finds him wanting to be admired and loved so much that he's very, very off-putting. In Jeff he has found someone who has a kind of kinship with. They're social misfits who fit together in a way.

TVGuide.com: Next week, Lester, Jeff and Morgan are put in charge of guarding the store the night before "Black Friday." Does the evening go without incident?
Sahay: It's a very, very sweet episode, actually. It goes without incident in the broader sense, but it goes with huge incident in the interior world of the characters. You see what their expectations and viewpoints on life are, really, how they were raised.....

TVGuide.com: Before we go, one final tease about what's ahead for Lester.
Sahay: We're going to have situations where you again see Lester be granted status and a spotlight, and then see how he handles it. He's being confronted with himself more and more. It's a burning, slow reveal of who this guy is and how he handles himself in circumstances he thinks he wants to be in.

You can read the rest of the interview at TV Guide!

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