Actor Craig Robinson attends the Premiere of FilmDistrict's 'Olympus Has Fallen' at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Actor Craig Robinson appeared ont he WUSA 9 Morning Show on April 26. You may remember him from "Hot Tub Time Machine" or Darryl from "The Office."
Andrea Roane asked Robinson whether people recognized him while he was walking down the street or not. He told us, "A lot of people go, sometimes 'Darryl!' and sometimes I see somebody grab their phone and go, 'are you Craig Robinson?' They're Googling it."
The D.C. native talked about his new movie with Kerry Washington called "Peeples." Robinson plays Wade Walker, who crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their daughter Grace's hand in marriage. Grace is played by Washington.
Robinson says he thinks people can relate to the movie: "It's a human thing, something everybody goes through. I think the actual - the tone of the movie, the message is to be yourself."
When asked if it was hard to be himself with this cast, and his thoughts on Kerry Washington he said she was "Amazing, brilliant, gorgeous."
He was happy to hear his co-star was People's third sexiest woman. "That's amazing. Well, she deserves all the accolades she's getting. No wonder where she is where she is."
Robinson says the entire Peeples cast "had a blast," coming together to play and that everybody was on the same page.
Tyler Perry produced the film. Robinson told us, "He uses his shine to lift us up."
Robinson is called "the hardest working man in Hollywood" with the Office" is wrapping up and four films released this year. On June 12 "This Is The End" comes out, and it features Rihanna. According to Robinson, "She's as sweet as they come. She comes in, gives you a hug. She's awesome."
Not the diva? "No, no. She was so cool," insisted Robinson.
Robinson has a master's degree in education. What was the break that got him from the classroom to the stage?
He told us, "In college I knew I wanted to be a comedian. So I started taking steps, open mikes and all this. While I was teaching and going to school to get my master's, I would go at night to hit the stages. And then after three and a half, four years of teaching, I made the move to Los Angeles. And I was just doing comedy full-time."
Peeples comes out in theaters on May 10. See the trailer for Peeples below: