I recently had the honor of sitting down with actress and superstar Cheryl Hines about Season 11 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" her "Lockdown" experience, and a myriad of other questions as well. This was a fantastic time with Cheryl and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Brett- Cheryl, thank you so much for joining me here today, it's an honor to have you! It was just announced recently, Season 11 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is set to return sometime in October with brand new episodes. How does it feel to be a part of such an amazing project that has lasted this long, and seemingly the fans just can't get enough?
Cheryl-"I feel grateful that I get to work on a show with such an amazing cast and crew, they are like my family at this point. I love that our fans continue to go on this journey with us. They are the best!"
Brett- I know you probably can't spill the beans on much, but what can viewers expect on this most recent outing of the show?
Cheryl- "In season 11, Larry confronts some deep personality issues and completely changes...just kidding. You can expect a lot of outrageous story lines and bad behavior, as per usual."
Brett- When you are not working on a specific project, what do you do to keep the creative juices flowing and stay in the creative space?
Cheryl- "I have a weekly documentary podcast with my friend, Tig Notaro called Tig and Cheryl: True Story. She keeps on my toes and we keep each other laughing."
Brett- The last year has been crazy for everyone and a lot of people found themselves developing new "daily habits" that they would not have, had they not been forced to stay at home. Is there anything that you miss in particular that had a positive impact on your busy life?
Cheryl- "Being at home has taught me that it's okay, and important, to slow down a little."
Brett- Looking back at your long and iconic career, was there ever a moment where you knew, "This is for me" and I am going to be doing this for the rest of my life?
Cheryl- "When I was doing theater in LA, I didn't have an agent and I had a bartending job to pay my rent; I didn't even have a fridge because I spent my money on improv classes at the Groundlings theater. It was tough, but it was in those uncomfortable moments in my life, where my passion for the job never wavered, that I knew I was in the right place."
Brett- Thank you so much Cheryl for your time today, everyone needs to listen to your podcast, and be sure to tune in to Season 11 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"!