"[re Misha directing, did he ask you any advice, and can you tell us more about the pie in the face pranks?] I don’t know what you’re talking about. As far as advice, he and I sat down to dinner, this was maybe a couple of weeks before he was supposed to stop prepping, and I unloaded on him as much advice as I could think of that I would have wanted someone to tell me and some advice I did actually get before I shot “Weekend at Bobby’s” and Misha promptly whipped out his phone and writing notes, so I don’t know if any of those things helped him, or whether he was just writing an email to someone and not listening to me, I don’t know. So yeah I just tried to tell him as much as possible, give him kind of an idea of what to expect, but the thing is, you can give someone as much advice as you can possibly give them, and it seems to all either get washed away or be pushed aside because either instinct or personality take over. Luckily, Misha’s a smart guy and he’s also surrounded by people who really know the show and the crew who love him, and the support system he had going, which is the same support system I had going, helped him navigate any treacherous turns."