Dan Levy Praises Ellen DeGeneres For Paving The Way For Shows Like ‘Schitt’s Creek’: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Here If It Wasn’t For You’

Dan Levy speaks about “Schitt’s Creek” and the role that Ellen DeGeneres has played in his career on her show Thursday.

The Canadian actor explains how he’s now filming the sixth and final season of the much-loved series, insisting it’s been the perfect opportunity to tell an LGBTQ story to such a huge audience.

Levy also says the show wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for DeGeneres.

Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

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He shares, “I think for me to be able to tell a queer love story on television freely and without any kind of notes from anyone is really a rare and wonderful thing.

“I have to say I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be telling the stories I’m telling had you not told the stories that you told.”

As the talk-show host insists she deserves some kind of credit, Levy replies: “You will be getting residuals.”

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The star also talks about being named one of Time magazine’s “23 People Who Are Changing What’s Funny Right Now” during the interview. He then discusses his decision to cast his dad in “Schitt’s Creek” and both making People‘s Sexiest Man Alive issue.

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