Bill O'Reilly recently took a short break from "The O'Reilly Factor" to film his guest appearance on the TNT crime series "Rizzoli and Isles." The Fox News host admitted that acting was more difficult than his usual gig as a pundit.
Speaking to "Entertainment Tonight" on set, O'Reilly said, "I'm used to just me and some pinhead guest and I'm pounding that person but now I've gotta be listening to the nuance of the lines." He joked, "I could've done four 'Factors' in the time it takes to do one dopey scene on this program."
He revealed that he will play himself on the show, where he will appear opposite actresses Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. He joked, "See nobody is as obnoxious as me. They couldn't find an actor to play me." Harmon called O'Reilly's performance "fantastic," joking, He's very very good at playing himself." When asked how it was working with O'Reilly, Sasha Alexander joked, "It's just a regular Tea Party." Zing!
But the segment wasn't all lighthearted jokes. O'Reilly also took a crack at the nation's lawmakers, who he called "pinheads" for "playing politics with the welfare of the American economy."
O'Reilly's guest appearance on "Rizzoli and Isles" was announced in May. He has known the show's creator Janet Tamaro since they worked together at "Inside Edition."
CORRECTION: This article originally quoted Bill O'Reilly as joking, "I could've done four 'Factors' in the time it takes to do one scene on this dopey program." In fact, he said "one dopey scene on this program."