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Andrew Rannells Promises Elijah is 'Still an Ass Making Trouble' on the Next Season of HBO's Girls

Andrew Rannells Promises Elijah is 'Still an Ass Making Trouble' on the Next Season of HBO's Girls
Andrew Rannells
'Girls' and Andrew Rannells will return to HBO on January 12, 2014

Andrew Rannells' character Elijah Krantz on the hit HBO series Girls was the definition of a hot mess last season. Let's recap: He sorta-kinda slept with Hannah's (Lena Dunham) best friend, Marnie (Allison Williams), he and Hannah did cocaine at a club and raved to Icona Pop's "I Love It" and he ended up getting kicked out of two apartments. So, will Elijah have matured by the time season three starts on January 12, 2014? Puh-lease. Rannells hit the red carpet at the American Airlines Theatre on October 17 to celebrate the opening night of The Winslow Boy, and got the scoop on what's in store for the crazy character.

"I'm really fortunate that I got to join them for the last half of the season, and I'd like to say that Elijah has grown up or that he has a better relationship with those girls, but I'm still an ass," Rannells revealed. "I'm just making trouble for everybody! It's a lot of hijinks." But the Tony nominee is thrilled that Girls creator Dunham hasn't changed too much of the dynamic between Elijah and the show's main ladies. "Lena has written a really, really beautiful season and I was really excited to be a part of it."

Rannells received a Tony Award nomination for his work as Elder Price in the blockbuster musical The Book of Mormon. His previous Broadway credits include playing Link Larkin in Hairspray and Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. His first on-screen TV appearance is Elijah on Girls. Rannells recently starred as Bryan Collins in Ryan Murphy's short-lived NBC series The New Normal.

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