"Jonathan did a great job for us on the penultimate episode of The Mindy Project playing Dr. Montpelier, a French physician leading an altruistic and ludicrously dangerous mission to Africa. I was determined to cast a French actor because accents are so hard to pull off consistently and fake ones really ring false for me. We occasionally improvise on some takes so I also needed someone who could think on their feet, and get the tone and humor on our show. When I saw Jonathan’s audition, I knew I had found our Doctor, and was delighted that we found an actual French actor here in Los Angeles who was sharp and funny. Jonathan really delivered during the shoot. His first takes were great, and every subsequent take he would bring something fresh. He follows direction, and held his own with our cast, staying in the moment and clearly enjoying himself. On his last night shooting, he came up to me and said goodbye....in his normal NY accent! My jaw must have hit the floor....I didn’t know if I should be impressed by his dedication and skill to flawlessly maintain the character on camera and off, through many conversations with cast and crew, or if my feelings were hurt because he “lied” to me! I have chosen to be impressed, and I am certain that our paths will cross again!"
- Michael Spiller,
Emmy-winning Director / Executive Producer,
The Mindy Project, Modern Family