When the Oscar-winning Michael Douglas signed on to star in Chuck Lorre‘s The Kominsky Method, he tells Vanity Fair, he knew it would be tough.
He says of the Netflix show: “One of the reasons I wanted to do it was for comedy, just because I had never done a lot of comedy. It never gets the proper respect it’s due. It’s much more difficult to do than drama.”
Douglas says he had to just let go to make it good: “I like characters, I hide behind characters. This was more of an effort to be truthful to yourself and to trust it. And it’s scary, it was really scary. I was really elated at how it turned out because I had doubts. I thought I was doing nothing. I mean, I’ve worked with Jack Nicholson earlier and other people—they do nothing. It’s internalized and they just react. They listen and they react.”