Michael SHEEN

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Personality -

The Welsh star of Show­time’s Mas­ters of Sex switches gears in the ro­man­tic com­edy Home Again, in the­aters Sept. 8. Sheen, 48 (no re­la­tion to Char­lie), plays the es­tranged hus­band of a newly sin­gle mom (Reese Wither­spoon) who has fled to Los An­ge­les and al­lowed three as­pir­ing young male film­mak­ers to move into her home. What did you like about Home Again?

I thought it was quite sur­pris­ing at times, but I liked the fact that [my char­ac­ter was] the clos­est thing to a bad guy. Even he is still a part of the fam­ily at the end.

In real life, you share your daugh­ter with your ex, Kate Beck­in­sale. Did that help you re­late to your char­ac­ter? Def­i­nitely. I like sto­ries that ex­plore what fam­ily means th­ese days. It’s changed so much over the years. Hav­ing been in what some peo­ple would think of as a non­tra­di­tional fam­ily—al­though it’s be­com­ing more tra­di­tional th­ese days—def­i­nitely gave me a way into the story.

You’ve played Dr. Wil­liam Mas­ters on Mas­ters of Sex for four sea­sons. Do peo­ple al­ways want to talk to you about sex? Thank­fully, no. Maybe be­cause for the ma­jor­ity of the story Mas­ters was quite a cold, for­bid­ding char­ac­ter.

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