As one TV tale closes, another one opens.
Following How I Met Your Mother's series finale that got everyone talking (some people hated it, while others adored the twist), many fans are wondering if the CBS spinoff How I Met Your Dad is going to follow a similar bait-and-switch ending.
Although the show is still in its pilot phase with its fate undetermined at the network, star Greta Gerwig—aka the female Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor)—is clarifying that this futuristic love story will be different than its flagship series.
"It's going to be different than the original," Gerwig revealed to Vulture. "When the premise of the show is that it's a young man looking for his true love, it's a very different feeling than a young woman looking for her true love."
So what did the HIMYD actress, and potential series writer, have to say about the end of Ted's long-winded tale? "I was weeping, I just spent the last three weeks with [creators] Craig [Thomas] and Carter [Bays] begging them [to tell me something]," she said. "They were working on editing while we were working on writing the new show. And I was like, 'You guys, [don't let her die].' Every time they started talking, I put my fingers in my ears."
Despite the fact that Gerwig did not want to see Tracy (Cristin Milioti) die, she explained that she is happy that Ted and Robin (Cobie Smulders) ended up together in the end. "I'm such a schmaltzy person. It's like, yes, I know that Annie Hall is the best ending of all time when they don't end up together," she revealed. "But really, in my heart of heart of hearts...I love in When Harry Met Sally when they end up together. I'm a little too corny for the sadder version."
"I loved it so much," she added.
Gerwig, who won't know until May if How I Met Your Dad will be picked up, said that she is cautiously optimistic about bringing another one of Carter and Craig's stories to life on the small screen. "I think that's why they're such good writers...They never let the story they're running get bigger than the characters they're writing."
The actress continued, "It's hard to talk about something that I'm not sure will exist in the world. I loved making it. I had the best time. I kept saying it was the most fun I'd had since college...And it would shoot here in New York, which would be really special."