Zach Braff & Donald Faison Hilariously Recall Being ‘Broke’ Before ‘Scrubs’

Yes, that’s Donald Faison in his closet 😂 Zach Braff and Donald Faison “Zoomed” in from their homes to On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday, April 3, to share they’ve created a new iHeartRadio podcast for Scrubs fans, providing a welcome distraction during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The besties’ podcast, Fake Doctors, Real Friends With Zach + Donald, takes them back to a Scrubs episode a week and also features the duo reflecting on their career, friendship and life prior to becoming famous.

“We thought it would be fun to do a re-watch podcast of Scrubs so we’re starting from the very beginning and think of it like a DVD commentary, but also of me and Donald laughing and telling anecdotes,” Zach shared with Ryan Seacrest from the safety of his house.

“We made it for our fans,” Donald added. “They were demanding that we do something … and, like everyone else, our schedules opened up.”

The duo had actually always planned on releasing the podcast even prior to Coronavirus and had a studio set ready to go, but instead of ditching the project, they hope it can now also be a welcome distraction during quarantine. 

“We talk about everything: behind the scenes; what we were going through at that time; … how our lives changed,” they added, revealing they both share their respective come up stories.

For Zach, he found it a humbling time to be an actor and waiter back in the day.

“I had a small little Indie come out before Scrubs but I was still waiting tables because I had no money,” he recalled. “And people would go to the movie theater and then come to this restaurant I was working just after for desert and they would do a double take. They would say ‘We just saw your movie!’ And I’d go ‘Thank you so much for going!’ And they we’re like ‘You were really good!’ And I’d go ‘Thank you so much — let me tell you abut our specials…’” he hilariously added. “It was so freaking humbling because only in Hollywood can you go see a movie and have the star of the movie wait on you for desert.”

Watch back the full Zoom interview above and check out Zach and Donald’s new podcast — Fake Doctors, Real Friends With Zach + Donald — on the iHeartRadio app as you rewatch Scrubs. New episodes drop Tuesdays.

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