Brooklyn Decker joins ‘The League’ as a cold blast from the past — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
by Jeff Labrecque
Celebrity guests are not unusual on The League, but the cameos on FX’s bro-hemian fantasy-football rhapsody often tend to be NFL stars or scruffy comedians. This Thursday, however, the comedy raises its glamour game and welcomes its best-looking guest star ever — no offense Jeff Goldblum. Brooklyn Decker pops up as one of the gang’s old high-school classmates. Back in the day, the gorgeous swimsuit model’s character wasn’t very nice to the fellas. But years later… well, she’s still cold as ice.
It must run in the genes. Her character, Gina Gibiatti, is the younger sister of Frank “The Body” Gibiatti (Ike Barinholtz), the guys’ neighborhood nemesis. “Brooklyn knocked it out of the park,” says the show’s producers, Jeff and Jackie Marcus Schaffer. “She is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but once we said ‘action,’ she ripped our guys to shreds.”
“I’m a huge fan of The League so you can imagine the sick pleasure I got out of verbally abusing the cast,” says Decker.” It’s actually frightening how easily I took to playing a horrible person.”
Decker will appear in three episodes of The League, beginning with back-to-back episodes this Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on FX.
You can watch a preview from Brooklyn’s episode HERE.
After getting their own individual love interests with several big guest stars throughout the season, the guys of New Girl now will have to fight over the same woman.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Brooklyn Decker is set to appear on the sophomore season of the Fox comedy, playing a bar patron named Holly who naturally catches the eyes of Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Winston (Lamorne Morris). Their affections prompt a little rivalry among the men of the loft.
Holly, who has an unusual attraction to heartbreak, makes her appearance in the episode 15, “The Cooler,” which starts production next week.
Decker, a model perhaps best known for her famous cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, has been acting more and more of late with roles in What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Battleship.
Her TV credits include appearances on Ugly Betty, Chuck and Royal Pains.
Decker is repped by Gersh.