Cheryl Hines opens up about her work life and home life — and the way they’re intertwined.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, 56, was interviewed by Alec Baldwin for his Here’s the Thing podcast — and talked about how Larry David, her on-off TV husband for over 20 years, was behind her assembly now-husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
“He introduced us — just because we were at the same event,” Hines stated. “But then later Larry was like, ‘That’s a terrible idea. No, no, no — don’t get involved.’ Cut to we’ve been married for eight years” — precisely; their anniversary is Aug. 2.
Between them, Hines and Kennedy, 68, share seven kids — she has one, he has six — and differing views of the world, at instances. No better instance was on the heels of the environmental activist and lawyer, who has grow to be a loud voice within the anti-vaccine motion, in contrast COVID vaccine mandates to the Holocaust earlier this 12 months.
And whereas she did not contact that subject, having publicly calling Kennedy’s remarks “reprehensible and insensitive” on the time, she spoke about how they be taught from each other.
For her, he is made her higher perceive the setting and the authorized facet of combating firms which can be hurting individuals. For him, “I think I’ve taught him to I don’t want to say lighten up because he’s” extra “funny and playful” than his public persona suggests, she started. “Hopefully I’m teaching him to check it at the door. Like don’t bring everything home. He’s invested in so many heavy causes that it’s like: ‘Oh man.’ Sometimes you just need to watch 30 Rock and get your mind off things.”
She added, “Sometimes I get so frustrated and I’m like, ‘Look, yes, we’re all dying of everything. Whatever you think is killing us, it is. It is. So let’s enjoy the night.'”
Hines admitted she discovered it “intimating” assembly the Kennedy clan when she first began relationship her now-husband in 2012. However, she referred to as them “much more welcoming and more personable than you could imagine.”
Hines shared tales from her profession, relationship again to her first job after transferring to L.A. working as an unpaid intern going by means of headshots. She recalled her feminine boss’s advising her to “get a boob job” if she needed to make it within the biz, however did not take the recommendation.
“At that time, I hadn’t even thought about it — and it did not seem like it was necessary,” she stated. “I went home and started thinking about all the actresses that I really admired and whether breast size had anything to do with it. Like: ‘Goldie Hawn doesn’t have big ones.'” Ultimately she determined, “I don’t think those are the parts I’m going for. I’m not dying to be on Baywatch.”
Hines discovered her place performing improv and sketch comedy with the Groundlings, the place future Friends star Lisa Kudrow was her first instructor. She additionally was director Rob Reiner’s assistant for 2 years. Then the Curb Your Enthusiasm audition — which sought an “unknown actress” to play David’s spouse — modified her life.
“I said well how old is that guy? Isn’t he … old?” she recalled earlier than assembly David, now 75. “I didn’t know anything about him.”
The audition wasn’t precisely easy. Right earlier than she walked in, the casting director warned her, “‘Don’t touch Larry. He doesn’t like doesn’t like for people to touch him.'” And additionally that the present was imagined to really feel like a documentary, “‘so if at any point it feels fake … the audition will be over.’ And… here’s Larry.”
Luckily it labored out they usually’ve been bantering for 21 years — and he or she hopes many, many extra.
“I could do it every day, all day for the rest of my life,” she stated.