Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Kal Penn goes to the Washington
Last night we watched House and were surprised and saddened (at the time) by the death of a key character Dr. Lawrence Kutner (played by Kal Penn). You may remember Kal Penn as Kumar in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and then Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008). Some of us remember him in the wonderful film The Namesake (2006) Now we find out , that Kal Penn is leaving the show House to work in the White House as the associate director in the White House's Office of Public Liaison & Intergovernmental Affairs. He responds to an Entertainment Weekly question :
I understand it was your decision to leave House. True?
KAL PENN: Yes. I was incredibly honored a couple of months ago to get the opportunity to go work in the White House. I got to know the President and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there, so I'm going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison. They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations. They're basically the front door of the White House. They take out all of the red tape that falls between the general public and the White House. It's similar to what I was doing on the campaign.
Maybe we'll eventually see Harold and Kumar work in the White House. Till then Go Kal, Go.