Josh Gad on How His ‘Avenue 5’ Character Is Inspired by Elizabeth Holmes

Published on Jan 15, 2020

Josh Gad on How His ‘Avenue 5’ Character Is Inspired by Elizabeth Holmes

Armando Iannucci’s new HBO comedy “Avenue 5” is setting out to depict what the world will look like in 40 years with the “evolution or deevolution, as it were, of entpreneurs,” series star Josh Gad said at the Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the show on Wednesday.

Gad’s character, Herman Judd, is one such entrepreneur, a man who admires the Elon Musks and Richard Bransons of the world but is modeled more on the Billy McFarland (of “Fyre Festival” infamy) and Elizabeth Holmes (of Theranos). Gad called the latter two, and his character by extension, “these great

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Author: Danielle Turchiano