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HNGN.com has a nice interview with Carrie Preston. She talks about her new sitcom on NBC: Crowded. She also talks about Michael Emerson, which I’m including that part in this blog. I f you are interested in reading the entire interview, just click here.
The shooting schedule for “Crowded” allowed you to fly home to New York often. Does that flexibility help you maintain a strong relationship with your husband, Michael Emerson?
I think for sure. Plus, we enjoy each other’s company, that’s number one. We’ve been together for 21 years. We’ve been married for 17 and we just keep growing and learning from each other and enjoying each other. Absence does make the heart grow fonder, I think, so we enjoy our time together because we know inevitably we’re going to have some time apart. It really does make you take advantage of the time that you have at hand. So we’ve gotten really good at that. We also don’t have children so it’s made it easier for us to move between things. I think that is helpful to the relationship for us. We have a little dog that we share and we love and he completes our little family.
A few of the shows your husband starred on have cast you as his wife. Is that casting natural?
Yeah, it does come up. For example, in “Person of Interest,” they asked Michael first, “Hey, do you mind if we offer this role to your wife.” Michael was like, “Go ahead. See if her schedule will allow it.” We kind of stay out of each other’s business in a way, so it was fun to work with him on that and we’ve had other times where people have wanted us to work together on something and we’ve gone, “You know what, no. I think I’m just going to let that be yours.” And other times we’re like, “No, let’s do that! That sounds fun.” It really does depend on many factors. It definitely works. I don’t know if they would have thought of me for that role if I wasn’t married to him, but I know they thought it would be something that the fans would enjoy and they definitely have. And so have we.
Around the time that Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2008, they landed at the perfect LA home that is as stylishly offbeat as their Emmy-winning TV performances.
Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston at the Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom—NYC—Ziegfeld Theatre—11/ 25/2013
“What appears to be a Mexican-Moroccan bungalow reveals itself to be a gracious desert home as you move through it toward the seclusion of the backyard,” Michael shares with ‘Closer.’ “Umm, yeah, what Michael said,” Carrie adds with a laugh.
Michael and Carrie at the Annual Creative Arts Emmy Award Presentation—LA—September 15, 2013
Their witty rapport is just what you’d expect from Michael, 60, who plays a quirky, brilliant crime fighting billionaire on ‘Person of Interest,’ and Carrie, 47, who plays a quirky, brilliant criminal attorney on ‘The Good Wife,’ both on CBS.
And with their busy bicoastal life, the three-bedroom home was the perfect fit. “We aren’t in LA full time, so we wanted a place we could move right into without a lot of work,” says Michael, who also shares a Manhattan apartment with Carrie and their rescue Maltipoo, Chumley.
Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston Shopping—July 6, 2014
The biggest construction work they’ve done was rebuilding the chimney. Michael’s past experience as a scenery designer and illustrator is evident in the home’s deep colors and a decor that highlights a taste for the exotic.
“I’d say we have a folk-world, eclectic style that’s full of character and artistry,” Carrie shares, and Michael agrees. “We are attracted to warm-colored things from faraway lands — handicrafts and rugs, carved or painted furniture that’s more antique than modern.”
To read the full story on Michael and Carrie, pick up the new issue of ‘Closer Weekly,’ on newsstands now!
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