I mean I actually came in at the twelfth hour because I was working on another show.I was working on “Franklin & Bash” and I literally couldn”t make it in for any auditions.Like a real, natural, easy love for each other actually. So I do actually feel like our chemistry is really, really strong. I mean they really only saw us for like, you know, one scene together.
And it just worked and after that we kept hearing, “You guys have such amazing chemistry.” Your chemistry is so amazing.
And it”s funny because between us – this is secret but like – it”s so secret but between us like… But between us and everyone reading this amazing interview, I never totally bought the idea of “chemistry,” like “romantic chemistry.” I always thought like, “Oh well if you”re a nice and sweet person with some kind of charm you can probably kind of have chemistry with anyone.” And I thought that for a while and then as we”ve shot the show I”ve started to buy chemistry because I truly feel that Kyle and I really have a genuine kind of simpatico that is actually very, very rare to find with someone you”re playing opposite.
Kyle Howard has made his “Your Family or Mine” co-star Kat Foster believe in love, or at least believe in on-screen chemistry.
“I never totally bought the idea of 'chemistry,' like 'romantic chemistry.'” Foster told me.
In addition the chemistry question, we discussed the fun and challenge of playing differently inflected versions of the same character, as well as her comfort level with the multi-cam comedy format. So, you know, my husband, who's played by Kyle Howard, he and I are in every episode.
“Your Family Or Mine” premieres on Tuesday, April 7. We”re the only two characters that are in every one. And so his family is much more conservative and buttoned up and slightly passive aggressive and wealthier and more traditionally WASPy, if you will.
So I guess if you were going to really break down the feeling of each family it would be volatile and hot and crazy and kind of like high-strung. Yeah, that”s my favorite day of the week is when we get to be in front of the audience because things that we didn”t think were that funny suddenly get these huge laughs.
And then cold and slightly distant and manipulative, I would say. And it”s like, “Oh, okay, all right.” I mean, you know, we think generally speaking that it”s all funny but we sometimes get reactions that we weren”t expecting. I mean the audience is a huge, huge part of this process, if not the biggest part because sitcom is written in a very specific rhythm. I love that the stakes are high about things that are mundane or somewhat juvenile.
“I always thought like,'”Oh well if you”re a nice and sweet person with some kind of charm you can probably kind of have chemistry with anyone.' And I thought that for a while and then as we”ve shot the show I”ve started to buy chemistry because I truly feel that Kyle and I really have a genuine kind of simpatico that is actually very, very rare to find with someone you”re playing opposite.” All together now: “Awww…” The conceit of “Your Family or Mine” is that Foster's Kelli and Howard's Oliver are married.
Each episode alternates between the couple's interactions with her family — Her mom and dad are Ed Begley Jr and Cynthia Stevenson — and his — with Richard Dreyfuss and Jo Beth Williams as his parents.
So I just came to the final, final, final, final test and hadn”t seen Kyle since our van ride to Long Island.