‘Counterpart’s J.K. Simmons: Playing Opposite Self “Favorite Actor To Work With”

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Asked what it’s like playing opposite himself in
Starz’s upcoming sci-fi espionage series Counterpart, J.K. Simmons joked that he’s "my favorite actor to work with." But he acknowledged that it presents certain technical challenges to him and anyone else who “had the misfortune” to be in the scenes. Another actor stood in for Simmons’ other self during shooting then got “erased” to add in his other performance, which Simmons called a "learning curve as indeed life itself…