What you need to know
- A conspiracy on Reddit believes Ted Lasso character Roy Kent is actually CGI.
- Viewers of the show have latched onto a thread, originally started almost a year ago.
Ted Lasso might be the hottest ticket on Apple TV+ right now, but some viewers are losing their minds over a conspiracy that terrifying midfielder Roy Kent is actually a computer-generated image.
no more ted lasso discourse it's time for "brett goldstein is cgi" discourse pic.twitter.com/DkSlFAlNp7no more ted lasso discourse it's time for "brett goldstein is cgi" discourse pic.twitter.com/DkSlFAlNp7— guy (@guymrdth) August 28, 2021August 28, 2021
Whilst that might sound crazy, plenty of people have chimed in to say they thought the same thing, comments read:
Even some folk on Twitter agreed:
Okay but my gf and I DEFINITELY thought that maybe for like 1-2 episodes maybe he couldn’t be on set for some reason and they CGI’ed him in. Like the movements were weird and his face was *too* smoothOkay but my gf and I DEFINITELY thought that maybe for like 1-2 episodes maybe he couldn’t be on set for some reason and they CGI’ed him in. Like the movements were weird and his face was *too* smooth— Fibromyalgia Walk with Me (@lana_nicole42) September 1, 2021September 1, 2021
CGI or not (it's not), Roy Kent's portrayal by Brett Goldstein recently scored the actor a Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy award from the Hollywood Critics Associations, which also awarded the show best streaming series and best actor to Jason Sudeikis, as well as best supporting actress to Hannah Waddingham.
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