Denis Leary is very much himself in Pasadena

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Executive producer Bob Fisher, executive producer Denis Leary, actror Michael Mosley, actor Kevin Daniels, actor Kevin Bigley, and actress Jessica McNamee of the television show "Sirens" speak during the NBC Universal portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 18, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Executive producer Bob Fisher, executive producer Denis Leary, actror Michael Mosley, actor Kevin Daniels, actor Kevin Bigley, and actress Jessica McNamee of the television show "Sirens" speak during the NBC Universal portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 18, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Worcester’s Denis Leary isn’t the star of the new USA comedy “Sirens” but he took center stage when the cast and producers spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., over the weekend. The series, which is executive produced by Leary and premieres March 6, follows the lives of three Chicago EMTs. Talking up the show, Leary was his typical brash self, dropping f-bombs and joking with reporters. The former “Rescue Me” star raved about how thrilled he was to not be appearing on the show. “I can wear sweat pants or whatever the [expletive] I want to the set,” Leary said happily of his EP status. “I just sit there at the monitor and I smoke and I laugh and drink coffee. It’s [expletive] the greatest job yet.” After the panel, Leary told the Globe that projects in his pipeline include the films “Draft Day” and the Spider-man sequel, and the new series he’s developing for FX called “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.” Leary describes his character on the show as a “middle-aged rock ’n’ roll star who’s never been famous.” Leary says he based the character on a couple of friends, some who have been very successful in rock ’n’ roll and others who haven’t been. “It’s a bitter Hollywood story. In the best way, I hope.”

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