Michael Douglas will reunite with a well-known face on a Season 2 episode of his Netflix sitcom, “The Kominsky Methodology”: His “Romancing the Stone” co-star Kathleen Turner.
Turner has signed on to play Ruth Bederman, Sandy’s (Douglas) ex-wife and the mom of his daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker). As of now, Turner is scheduled to seem in a single episode as Ruth, described as “Sandy’s second spouse, who delights in nonetheless with the ability to push the buttons of her ex-husband.”
The casting of Turner comes as she and Douglas have a good time the 35th anniversary of “Romancing the Stone,” the hit romantic comedy/journey about two strangers who discover themselves chasing down a treasure in Colombia. Turner gained a Golden Globe for the movie (which additionally obtained the Globe for finest comedy or image film), and a sequel, “The Jewel of the Nile,” was launched in 1985.
Turner, Douglas and their “Romancing the Stone”/”Jewel of the Nile” co-star Danny DeVito reunited yet one more time within the 1989 darkish comedy “The Conflict of the Roses” — during which Turner and Douglas play characters engaged in a bitter divorce.
DeVito has additionally appeared on “Kominsky Methodology,” taking part in urologist Dr. Wexler.
The position of Douglas’ ex-wife was initially introduced as “Gabrielle” and set to be performed by Jacqueline Bisset. However after inventive modifications meant that the character would not be French, the producers went a special path.
“The Kominsky Methodology” was named one in all AFI’s high 10 TV applications for 2018, and likewise gained the Golden Globe for finest TV comedy or musical, and finest actor in a TV comedy or musical (for Douglas). Created by Chuck Lorre, the present stars Douglas as an growing older actor coach, Alan Arkin as his agent and finest good friend, and Nancy Travis as his pupil and new love curiosity.
Different introduced recurring visitor stars for Season 2 of “Kominsky” embody Jane Seymour as Madelyn, a love curiosity for the newly widowed Norman (Arkin). And Paul Reiser will play Martin, a sixtysomething highschool trainer who turns into romantically concerned with Mindy.
“Kominsky Methodology” Season 2 is at present filming and can premiere later this 12 months on Netflix. Lorre, Al Higgins and Douglas are govt producers on the collection, which comes from Warner Bros. TV.