Haden Church returns to the small screen after 20 years
Recognised for films like, Sideways (2004), Easy A (2010), starring Emma Stone and We Bought A Zoo (2012) alongside Scarlett Johansson, actor Thomas Haden Church now returns to the small screen, with Divorce. The villainous Sandman from Spider-man 3 is the male lead, Robert, opposite Sarah Jessica Parker who portrays the role of Frances, his wife. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, the seven-episode old sitcom focuses on the challenges the two face while going through a divorce. We talk to the 56-year-old artiste about what to expect.
What attracted you to the project?
It would be remiss of me to say that it wasnai??i??t Sarah Jessica Parker. HBO has offered me a few things here and there over the years, and I just never really thought it was the right fit, but then Sarah Jessica reached out to me personally, because weai??i??d worked together before, and we really enjoyed it. And so, I read the script and had some ideas, I gave them a bunch of notes. They came back and had expanded on some of my ideas, and I was like, wow, this really is going to be collaborative.
We understand you hadnai??i??t done television in a while either.
Yes, I hadnai??i??t done television in 20 years. The first ten years of my career were almost completely defined by television. I moved to LA in 1989, and was there until 1999, and I did six seasons of Wings, two seasons of Ed and Stacy, then I had a two-year deal at ABC Disney to co-create and exec-produce a show. And itai??i??s like, thatai??i??s ten yearsai??i??I didnai??i??t think there was anything for me there anymore.
What do you think makes you so right for the role of Robert?
Once I get to set, once I am in the show, I am just Robert ai??i?? I just go and be Robert. No one has ever seen me bring my phone to set. Theyai??i??ve never seen me bring any artifact of my personal lifeai??i??unless Iai??i??ve got a cough, or Iai??i??m limping because I got hurt working outai??i??I donai??i??t bring any artifact of Thomas Haden Church to set.
Generic toprol xl What were the locations you used for the show?
We shot all over Westchester County. A lot in Hastings, actually, because thatai??i??s where the house is. Also in Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn. Itai??i??s all too crowded for me, I live on a ranch in Texas.
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