“There was this one line in the pilot where the girl is like, ‘You’ve got to get rid of your glasses, Pete.'”
The actor says he was shocked by the direction he received for the scene.
“I said, ‘How could you?’ and he goes, ‘I know you’re a terrible writer.
But you know what?
You can’t do that, because it’s too much of a spoiler.'”
The two had a long, rocky relationship and the actor had to find a way to reconcile with his wife of eight years, who was also in the process of getting her glasses replaced.
He says the scenes with the boy were so jarring, he had to walk away.
“We were walking home in the rain,” he recalls.
I said to myself, ‘Wow, I wish I had this.’ “
There were a lot of really tense scenes.
I said to myself, ‘Wow, I wish I had this.’
And I thought, I hope it doesn’t end up in the movie.”
In the film, the boy and the girl share a bedroom together.
He eventually reconciles with his parents and moves in with them.
(He still lives with his mother in a three-bedroom house, though.)
He has a daughter, now six, and a son, now seven.
“It was a really interesting experience for me,” he says.
“But at the same time, it’s the best thing that could have happened to me.”
He says that it’s also important for the actor to make a living doing what he loves, which he considers his calling.
“People will always be looking for something to do, but it’s important for me to keep doing what I love,” he explains.
“Because then it’s like, what else am I going to do?
And that’s what I think the future holds for me.”