In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, David Schwimmer opens up about revitalizing his career after taking time off for his family.
In 2010, he temporarily put acting on the back burner and married British artist Zoë Buckman; they welcomed daughter Cleo a year later. David admits to Closer that his decision to slow down his acting career "wasn’t conscious."
David, Zoë and Cleo in April 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I took my foot off the gas when I started a family. I wanted to spend time with my daughter and wife,” David reveals to Closer. “But the O.J. Simpson thing came up at the right time because I was feeling a real itch to get back to work in a serious way.”
Of course, he's referring to FX’s acclaimed miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson, which cast him as the defendant’s loyal lawyer Robert Kardashian.
David on The People v. O.J. Simpson. (Photo Credit: R/R)
“We all know the name,” says David. “The challenge was finding out who the real person was.” And while he's moving on to his first regular series role since Friends on AMC's Feed the Beast, David is delighted that new generations continue to find Friends entertaining. “It’s amazing that a lot of teenagers binge-watch it, and I hope it will still be enjoyable to my five-year-old in nine years,” he tells Closer.
In the 20-plus years since Friends debuted, much has changed in David's life, but one thing remains the same. “I still hate the monkey!” David tells Closer of his character’s pet monkey, Marcel, whom he famously complained about back in 1995.
For the full interview with David Schwimmer, including details of the latest Friends cast reunion, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!