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.