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Rachael Leigh Cook is thriving! ET’s Deidre Behar talked to your 40-year-old actress, whom opened about life after divorce proceedings, the newest guy in her own life, and her future Netflix film, Love, Guaranteed.
Cook and her ex-husband, Daniel Gillies, first announced their split in, before formally filing for breakup month that is last. While Cook admitted that determining to split up was “really difficult,” she along with her ex have discovered a real method making it work.
“It really was difficult whenever Daniel and I also made a decision to split due to the massive implications that come with that together with upheaval, but truthfully, we are good,” she states. “we are buddies now. We speak about things that individuals never discussed prior to because we’ve this new relationship.”
“He’ll let me know about times he continues on and funny items that could have occurred so we truly laugh about this,” she adds. “I’m not sure. Divorce needs a publicist that is new. It isn’t that bad.”
The set share two kids — Charlotte, 6, and Theodore, 5 — and possess discovered a method to co-parent seamlessly.
“I don’t discover that component any longer difficult than once we were parenting-parenting,” Cook states. “It is pretty cool in order to divide duties [50/50]. We kinda suggest it.”
While all is great regarding the parenting front side along with her ex-husband, Cook is dealing with a brand new parenting dilemma — when you should introduce the tots into the new guy in her own life.
“we simply do not know precisely how to accomplish this,” she admits. “we gotta read books on how to do that first. I do not want to mess it.”
Cook and her producer beau, Kevin, first met through their mutual buddy, actress Judy Greer. The actress confirmed that she’s in love with her boyfriend though he’s yet to meet Cook’s kids.
“I like their perfect heart. He’s miracle. He is a producer. He’s got taste that is incredible. He is the best man,” she gushes. “He’s fine with working very difficult and doing things that are great he does a great deal for any other individuals. Then he will watch limitless periods of 90 Day Fiance beside me.”
Not just does he view 90 Day Fiance, Kevin planned a complete gesture that is romantic the fact show.
“I happened to be having a where i was like, ‘ugh, i didn’t nail that scene yesterday day. Ugh, I wonder if we first got it. I must keep in touch with the manufacturers.’ after which I happened to be speaking with this really guy that is nice i am dating for one minute and then he had been exactly like, ‘Well, it really is gonna be great. I’m certain you had been great. Never worry about any of it,'” Cook recalls. “we did not think much about any of it.”
“after which, in a gesture that is beautifully thoughtful he delivered me personally a Cameo from a single of well known truth television personalities. Usman, due to program,” she continues of 90 Day star Usman Umar. “He’s the essential genuine. He is praying in my situation and he really loves me personally and I also can prove it because i’ve a video.”
It is gestures like that that made Cook feel just like she is “been residing mostly when you look at the intimate comedy room the final few years,” a feeling that fundamentally led her to conceptualize, create and star in her own brand brand new Netflix flick. In Love, Guaranteed, Cook movie stars as an attorney whom assumes on a client (Damon Wayans Jr.) who wants to sue a site that is dating he is struggling to find love.
“It really is fascinating in my opinion that folks can claim individual damage via false marketing. I work that into something? and so I had been like, ‘How can’ then I thought [about] all of these dating apps, these dating sites. These are typically directly on the side of saying we guarantee you may meet up with the love of everything us all this money,” she explains if you give. “and so i had been like, ‘What if somebody sued a dating app since they guarantee you like, after which someone does not obtain it?'”
Fundamentally, Cook aided to throw Wayans Jr. within the part, something which was more fated than it initially seemed.
“He had been reading the script on their iPad during intercourse at evening along with his spouse states to him, ‘What have you been reading? What’s it about?’ In which he goes, ‘Rom-com. It really is about a man whom sues a dating site.’ And his wife states, ‘Oh my gosh, my friend XYZ simply filed case against an important dating internet site,'” Cook shared. “Luckily, Damon believes in indications that way and he actually liked the script and now we had been down to your events.”
While Cook praised Wayans Jr. for “killing” his part, she did jokingly note which he “made it tough” on her behalf to make the movie she initially envisioned also.
“When you see the script, he is designed to read as form of a cad. You are designed to recognize that whenever their character makes my character’s workplace and then he’s like, ‘See, we continued 1,000 times and we never found love.’ It is like, ‘Yeah as you’re sorts of a jerk,'” she states. “Damon is indeed likable that i am playing the scene like he is a jerk and then he may seem like a completely lovely man, therefore I look like a complete Karen. It is bad.”
Between her relationship that is good with ex, her flourishing love life together with her brand brand new guy, and her profession momentum, Cook is feeling “really good.”
“I’m actually placing my power and myself ahead and never being afraid to state, ‘You understand what? I have seen several things and, yeah, i recognize several things, and possibly i really do have one thing to express she says that you would want to hear. “[I’m] just experiencing better and better about placing that available to you. We anticipate being increasingly innovative, spending so much time behind the camera in addition to in front side, and diversifying a great deal.”
Adore, Guaranteed will premiere on Netflix Sept. 3.