You Have to See This Nathan Fielder Acting Moment from The Curse

No one understands soul-crushing awkwardness better than Nathan Fielder. This scene from The Curse episode 4 proves it.

L-R: Emma Stone as Whitney and Nathan Fielder as Asher in The Curse, episode 3, season 1, streaming on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, 2023.
Photo: Richard Foreman Jr. | A24 | Paramount+

This article contains spoilers for The Curse episode 4.

A24 and Showtime series The Curse features an impressive roster of actors.

Leading the ensemble of this black comedy is Academy Award-winner Emma Stone, whose property developer Whitney Siegel is an “Eat. Pray. Love.” neon sign brought to life – a well-meaning upper class white woman barely repressing the exploitative impulses roiling underneath. Then there’s series co-creator Benny Safdie, who is fresh off a scene-stealing portrayal as hydrogen bomb creator and certified hater Edward Teller in Oppenheimer. His sleazy reality show producer Dougie Schecter is something to behold, swaggering around with ’90s Howard Stern locks, a fistful of garish rings, and a questionable blood-alcohol content.

The most beguiling member of The Curse cast, however, is co-creator, co-writer, and co-lead Nathan Fielder as Asher Siegel. Though a towering name in television comedy, the Canadian performer has not traditionally been known for his acting roles. His biggest projects, like Comedy Central’s Nathan For You and HBO’s The Rehearsal have been more meta and experimental. Both shows find Fielder playing a stylized version of himself (though also maybe not) as he pushes the bounds of both television and reality itself with various schemes involving real life folks.


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