Monday, February 17, 2014
Kyle Chandler: a nice fellow
Favorite childhood memory: My father used to pick me up from school, and I`d ask him 10 times to take me to the ice cream parlor. He`d say no nine times, and then we`d end up there.
People who knew me in high school thought I was: Really weird. I was very, very, very shy.
I knew I was a grownup when I: Left home at 22 to come out to Los Angeles.
If I`ve learned one thing in life, it`s: That I don`t know anything.
Major accomplishment: Being able to support myself and help out my mother.
My most humbling experience: Moving to Los Angeles. It`s a tough city, especially when you grew up in Georgia.
When people first meet me, they think: ``He`s a nice fella.``
The words that best describe me: Quiet, loves to laugh, non-judgmental. Source: articles.chicagotribune.com
We trust each other — absolutely, 100 percent. We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we'll always be holding each other's hand. This is a lifelong relationship, and she hasn't gotten rid of me yet. My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team. I love the institution of marriage, and I love my marriage.
Let me word this delicately. My wife, she likes to have things uncluttered, and if something is missing, then one has to be very careful not to ask her if it was thrown out — you have to ask her simply where it might be. But really, there's not much about her that isn't amazing. There, that ought to win me some points.
Q: Are you particularly helpful around the house?
My family. But in terms of material things: We went through all those forest fires out here in California, and at one point my family and I thought about what we'd take if we had to evacuate. You learn real quick that there's not much. Photographs, maybe, but even those you could learn to live without.
Well, you know, I've had brushes with fame at various points. I've been famous, then not famous, then famous, then not famous — I always looked at the acting as something that was its own reward. And now, especially, this show that I'm on, where I get to play a real adult in a real world — just getting to do that feels like the reward.
Q: How do you feel about having female fans swoon over you, at this stage of your career?