Adam Rodriguez is nerdier than we thought. The handsome Cuban and Puerto Rican stars in FOX's brand new comedy The Goodwin Games.
The show, which airs on Mondays at 8:30/7:30c, centers on three grown siblings whose father suddenly dies, and in turn, leaves them a vast fortune. They can only inherit the fortune, however, by working on a unique set of tasks set in place by their late father.
38-year-old Rodriguez plays a nerdy math professor on the show. As you can imagine, the new role is very different from his past, more-serious gig on CSI: Miami. We caught up with Rodriguez on the phone recently about his new show, his nerdy side, and, because the world wants to know, a bit about his love life.
Read our full interview with Rodriguez below:
You play a math professor in The Goodwin Games – a bit of a stretch from CSI: Miami. Tell us about the challenges brought to you by portraying this new role, versus previous work you've done?
First of call, The Goodwin Games is a comedy, a bit of a comedic approach to take to it, pretty different to any approach to being a scientist. It was fun because it can be a little bit exaggerated. I got to work with Becki Newton, who I worked with on Ugly Betty. I basically play this guy whose a math professor and when Becky's character and I were kids, we were in a math club together. We were these complete math nerds. We were the best of friends, and Becky blossomed early and became one of the popular cool girls - left us in the dust. My character continues with his passion for math. He used to be this ugly duckling and turns into this... umm.. this...