'Scandal': Dan Bucatinsky In The Hot Seat

'Scandal': Dan Bucatinsky In The Hot Seat

Emmy winner Dan Bucatinsky joins Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live to talk about “Scandal’s” return at the end of February. What will happen with James (Dan) and Cyrus’ relationship? Plus, Dan talks about his work with the Family Equality Council. Why is this a cause close to his heart? “Scandal” returns February 27 at 10/9c on ABC.

ready for that one. You don't want to miss that, You are a secretary. ♪♪ ♪♪ that's what happens now. Tu made me white house press secretary. You won't leave me. And I won't leave you. Brokering the deal. Finally equally evil as counter part. Winter finale of scandal many cliff hanger and wondering what was going to come of James and Cyrus relationship. James is played by the Emmy winning. Emmy winning Dan. That's a nice ring. It does. Never gets old. Orderly. Jane is finally guest his own voice no. More Mr. Nice guy. It's so funny. The place where you broker the deal is in the bedroom. I guess it happens a lot. Yes. Between the 2 of you. Certainly with Cyrus and James that's the way it goes. Might I make this observation. This is a little off the script. But perhaps you to get the Emmy you prove yourself that your character exists without him. In the beginning I felt like James was a crutch to Cyrus. The show that this evil man who is a mover and shaker and gay and this is proof this is his partner but now you are your own man. I like to think I am and certainly think like all the other character on the show we'll do whatever it takes to get what they want. Equally as evil. Certainly when we come back February 27th everybody does what they need to do to get what they want. Now I want to be a spoiler. Backtrack and tell what happened. Tell about the whole vice president thing. Explain what went down at the end. What went down at the end was that I was set up by Cyrus to write an article. Your husband. Your husband sit up. To write an article about the vice president's husband knowing full well that the vice president's husband is going to make a pass at me. When I realize it. Feeding me. Literally throwing me as a piece of fresh meat into bloody me into the ocean to be chomped by a shark. But once James realized it. In the moment I realize it I could have gone 2 wait a minute raced out of there and gone to scream at my spouse which is probably what I would do in real life. How could you do this to me. Exactly. Boo hoo in real life but instead James takes that moment and what we learn in the final episode before the end I think is that he goes through witness. Be careful what you Be careful what you wish for. I was a little sad. There was a moment I was like that's not. He needed to do that. He did. You are the door mat. Door mat husband of this mover and shaishing that happened was your. Not any more. I feel like James didn't realize photo would be taken. It's really a chess game and the writers are brilliant at making -- they raise the stake every single time and same thing happens when we get back. It's going to be on. Do you become press secretary? You know I do not become press secretary. There you go. Leave that wide open. Does Fitz run for reelection and wins. I can't say whether he wins or no. The second half of the season is going to be about his reelection. It's going to be about the ramification of sally Langston his vice president murdering her husband. Yes she's such a great character. Yes. She is so talented and so multi-layer and what you see her do when we come back is parts of her personality you have never seen before. Now James what do we see without giving too much away though. Haven't I already? No but stay with Cyrus. Here's what you see. You will see a new relationship between -- I think James and Cyrus have always used their permanent relationship for their political gain and I think that the new, having his husband in the hall of the white house is going to be an interesting dynamic to interesting dynamic to play out. It certainly will ramp up the pressure. Co-chair of the family equality council what is going on Adam lamb births performing. Tomorrow night is the gala family equality council for over 30 years. Advocating for the rights. Listen as gay dad myself I live in Los Angeles. I sometimes we cap take for granted how Normal we can feel. The rights that we have and we are not bullied. People don't look twice but in a lot of the rest of the country so many family that don't have the same feeling of comfort and have the same rights and family equality has been advocating for them against bullying against harassment has been fighting for legislation. So our gala is tomorrow night. To raise money. Speaking of scandal also today we are launching this amazing raffle. Some my buddies from scandal and I will be having brunch with a raffle winner. How much. 10 dollar like. It's on 0maiz.com scandal. Everybody is doing it. We have a two people fly to L.A. And have a meal with a bunch of us and also get a little. Let's say you reveal one secret exclusively to them. Let's just say. We can say. That that's not what is going to happen. Shondra rhymes has the power. Put in as extra. Walk through the white house hall. Jaws fly by. Not on the set of scandal. Like a scan day. A brunch. Brunch with the scandal cast. It will be fun. They willfully 2 people out and people can buy raffle ticket and chance to win and all for great cause. Family equality is really fighting in a state where we really need it so it's awesome. Emmy winner. Gift up 4. Love your name. Thank you. More info on the family equality council go to our web site and don't forget scandal returns Thursday February 27 at 10:00 P.M. On ABC. I'm waiting. Make me look straight down on audio. Audio back just came out.