Streets ahead:

Michael Dou­glas re­turns to TV.

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How does it feel re­turn­ing to TV?

There’s never been a time where it’s eas­ier to go from movies to tele­vi­sion and tele­vi­sion to movies with­out any stigma at­tached. The part was fab­u­lous and I knew that any­thing made for stream­ing now will be seen by far more peo­ple than any of the small films I’ve made lately that would play in a movie theatre for a week and go to DVD.

Why did you want to make a com­edy se­ries?

My whole fam­ily watches The Big Bang The­ory ev­ery week and Chuck Lorre is re­spon­si­ble for so much great com­edy writ­ing on tele­vi­sion. I read the pi­lot and it was as good as any fea­ture film and I don’t get a chance to do much com­edy but I love it. So it was a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity.

What sur­prised you, com­ing back to TV?

I for­got about the in­ten­sity, but the pace is a chal­lenge that I’m en­joy­ing and the work gets me ex­cited. I do feel the stamina mus­cles that I felt back in The Streets Of San Fran­cisco, which was a one-hour se­ries shot on lo­ca­tion in seven days for eight and a half months straight. That re­ally de­fined my tenac­ity

In 1972, Michael Dou­glas (left) made his TV de­but as Karl Malden’s side­kick in the po­lice se­ries The Streets Of San Fran­cisco.Forty six years later, the Academy Award-win­ning star of films such as Wall Street, Ba­sic In­stinct and Fa­tal At­trac­tion re­turns to his TV roots in the Net­flix com­edy The Komin­sky Method, play­ing Sandy Komin­sky, an act­ing teacher. Jenny Cooney Car­rillo re­ports.

Michael Dou­glas

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