Chelsea Peretti Gets Choked Up Remembering ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Co-Star Andre Braugher: ‘It’s Hard To Talk About’

Chelsea Peretti was choked up remembering her deceased Brooklyn 99 co-star, Andre Braugher, during an interview with The Talk on Friday, recalling that Braugher was “always singing” while on the lot for shoots.

“We shared a lot of memories about him. He was a special person,” Peretti said, fighting back tears as she noted that the rest of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast had gotten dinner on Thursday night. “It’s hard to talk about because it’s emotional.”

Braugher, who anchored the show as the hilarious, deadpan Captain Raymond Holt, died last December at age 61 following complications from lung cancer. Peretti played Gina, an administrator at the precinct and Holt’s assistant.

Braugher won two Emmys for his two very different portrayals of a police officer; one for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in Homicide: Life on the Street, and the other for supporting actor in a comedy series with Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Scene after scene, season after season, Braugher would sell jokes with the skill and aplomb of a Second City veteran,” Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall wrote the day after Braugher’s death. “The man who had once played the most intense cop on television was now playing the funniest cop on television — frequently the funniest character on television, full stop.”

Along with remembering Braugher, Peretti lightly teased about the desire for a Brooklyn Nine-Nine film as well.


We had a big reunion dinner last night, and we were like, ‘Dan, write us a movie, something,’ it felt weird to all be together for no purpose,” Peretti said, adding that she helped spur gathering the cast for dinner. “We’re on Netflix, Dan [Goor, series creator] emailed us to tell us that, I was like ‘when are we getting dinner?’ Then it became about who’s going to pay for the dinner. Tomfoolery, but we got it done; we ate a lot of pasta. Don’t tell Hollywood.”

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