Happy Friday the 13th!
How better to celebrate this freaky-deeky day than with comedic stylings of NBC's Grimm stars David Giuntoli and Silas Weir Mitchell?
That's right—even though their crime drama is inspired by the darkest and scariest of Grimm's fairy tales, these guys are so hilarious they should have their own comedy spinoff.
From funny fan encounters to upcoming reveals, this duo had us buckled over with laughter when Kristin chatted them up at the TCA Winter Press Tour. Plus, we've got exclusive Grimm casting scoop…
With Grimm's fanbase growing, we asked whether the actors were recognized by supporters of the show.
"I got recognized in Prague by two girls from Siberia," an amazed Weir told us. "I was like, 'How in the name of the Ethernet did you find [our show]?' They said on computer so it's out there. Waaay out there."
"I just assume there's something wrong with me," David when he notices people staring at him. And actually, he added, "There is!"
The dreamy (there, we said it!) actor is definitely a little zany, especially his reply when an automotive shop cashier asked, "You the actor? The main guy in Grimm?" The frugal TV star's response? "Yeah…I also have this $8 coupon for the oil change."
The extreme couponer and his quirky costar were enthusiastic when we suggested they star in their own sitcom. "It'll be a verbatim Perfect Strangers but with two different [actors]!" David pitched, and Silas wisecracked, "We'll actually rotate," telling his sidekick, "You can do a mean Balki, I'm sure."
In their current TV reality, the actors promise "a lot of fun reveals" coming up on Grimm. "The worlds are colliding more so it's getting more dire," says Silas.
And violent, teases David. "Monroe becomes threatened and beaten up, [and] I get whooped a couple times."
The actors say an upcoming episode might be the darkest take on a fairy tale yet: a "very creepy Hansel and Gretel" in which "street kids are led to a hospital clinic, where their organs are harvested." Good times!
The guys are also fired up about the upcoming "Plumed Serpent" episode, in which Daniel Baldwin plays a shrewd astute arson investigator whose workload quadruples when fire dancer Danielle Panabaker—a red-hot dragon creature who literally breathes fire—sets Portland ablaze.
Silas summarizes the rest of the season best: "Spooky things go down."
Grimm airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family)