Michael Douglas will reunite with a well-recognized 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 fun 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 acquired 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 another time within the 1989 darkish comedy “The Warfare of the Roses” — wherein Turner and Douglas play characters engaged in a bitter divorce.
DeVito has additionally appeared on “Kominsky Methodology,” enjoying urologist Dr. Wexler.
The position of Douglas’ ex-wife was initially introduced as “Gabrielle” and set to be performed by Jacqueline Bisset. However after artistic adjustments meant that the character would not be French, the producers went a unique route.
“The Kominsky Methodology” was named one among 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 getting old actor coach, Alan Arkin as his agent and finest good friend, and Nancy Travis as his scholar 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 instructor who turns into romantically concerned with Mindy.
“Kominsky Methodology” Season 2 is presently filming and can premiere later this yr on Netflix. Lorre, Al Higgins and Douglas are government producers on the sequence, which comes from Warner Bros. TV.