Nicole Richie playing diabolically evil? On NBC’s “Chuck” she will be just that.
Stunt casting is all the rage on network TV. First it was Britney on “How I Met Your Mother,” then Lindsay popped up on “Ugly Betty” and now it’s Nicole Richie’s turn to get in on the game.
Nicole will guest on an episode of NBC’s “Chuck” as Special Agent Sarah Walker’s high school nemesis.
“Nicole auditioned for the part and was very funny,” said executive producer Josh Schwartz. “This role is a great opportunity for her to show off her comedic skills and be diabolically evil and kick some butt. It’s going to be really fun.”
Richie will guest-star in the episode as the snarky and spiteful girl who tortured Sarah in school — and now Sarah must face her fears when she is forced to attend her 10-year high school reunion for a mission with Chuck (series star Zachary Levi, “Less Than Perfect”) as her date.
“Chuck” is an action comedy that follows Chuck Bartowski (Levi), a regular twenty-something whose life is thrown into disarray after his friend, a CIA agent, sends him an e-mail which results in the world’s secrets becoming embedded in his mind. Chuck is just an ordinary guy who spends his days solving problems at an electronics store with a band of nerdy cohorts and longing to find a woman who can appreciate him. He never asked to become the government’s most powerful weapon, but suddenly the fate of the country lies in his unlikely hands. Agents Sarah Walker (Strahovski) and John Casey (series star Adam Baldwin, “Serenity”) are assigned to protect him.
Catch “Chuck,” Mondays at 8 pm on NBC this fall.