‘I cried for an hour!’: Arrested Development’s Will Arnett on divorce, fatherhood and friendship

After years of playing insecure braggarts, the actor is taking on a new challenge – as star of the improvised celebrity cop show Murderville.

He talks about his ‘weird’ period, his split with Amy Poehler, and having a baby in his 50sNo one is better at playing idiotic egomaniacs than Will Arnett, and I mean that as the highest of compliments.

From his malevolent ice skating champion in Blades of Glory, to the nefarious TV executive Devon Banks in 30 Rock, to most famously, Gob Bluth, the inept eldest son on Arrested Development, Arnett has cornered the market on fools who brag about themselves to compensate for how little they have to brag about.“Like the guy in the $4,000 suit is holding the elevator for the guy who doesn’t make that in three months.

Come on!” Gob shouts at his employees.

So it is extremely pleasing that when we connect by video chat,

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