Tonight on CBS Rules Of Engagement will begin their final season. After all these years and a TBS syndication deal, which keeps me from getting a lot done around the house, the show is saying goodbye to the dedicated fans who have carried it this far. Rules of Engagement hasn’t had it easy, the network has tried more than once to give it the boot, but as I always try to point out, the people will be heard. Fans always speak up and ensure their favorite show is back on the schedule! Thank goodness for that, I for one look forward every week to Jeff and Audrey’s realistic marriage. As a huge fan of Patrick Warburton I was drawn into the show and quickly began crushing on Price as well. Yeah Megyn, you read it right, I think you’re pretty great. I was pleased to have the chance to interview Megyn Price on the set of Rules of Engagement back in September on the Sony Lot.
Megyn Price, who is the star of the show and plays Audrey is not only a fantastic actress but a SuperMom. I had a few questions for her about work/life balance and of course questions about Rules of Engagement. Check out our interview below:
Lee: The life of a working mom, Megyn give the readers of MySentimentExactLee some insight into your busy day?
Megyn: Well, it needs to start really EARLY when I’m working — Usually, I wake up around 5 or 5:30, meditate, exercise, make a green juice for me, breakfast for my family, lunch for my daughter, lightning shower, drop my daughter at preschool and get to work. If it’s a rehearsal day, we work from about 10 – 4 at the studio, and then I may have meetings after work. My husband and I almost always cook dinner when one or both of us are home, so the day gets super cozy around 6:00 p.m. We light a fire, toast marshmallows, read books — it’s my favorite place to be. Guilty confession — I have been known to sport pajamas as early as 4 p.m. on weekdays and — ahem — MUCH earlier on weekends!
Lee: Did your daughter basically grow up on set?
Megyn: When she was an infant, I brought her every day, because I was breast-feeding. After that, she would come from time to time for visits, usually to play and eat M & M’s with Oliver Hudson’s son! I limit her time at the set, however, because those old studio soundstages are incredibly dusty and not so healthy for little kids –neither are M & M’s, I know, but, as my Dad used to say, everything in moderation.
Lee. Any funny “child on set” stories you can share with us?
Megyn: In the early months, I nursed my daughter under a poncho given to me by the wife of one of our writers, Mike Haukom. Once, during rehearsal, I was doing a scene with David Spade and, in the middle of his punchline, she kicked her little foot out from under the poncho and hit his chest. She punctuated the joke exactly right — perfect comic timing!
Lee. What is your favorite episode of Rules of Engagement?
Megyn: There are so many. I really loved shooting the episode where Jeff and Audrey go on separate trips and start lying to each other about little things. The lies progress to this insane, elaborate, desperate web of dishonesty with absolutely NO goal. They both are just hell-bent on being right and holding up their lies. It’s absurd and wildly funny, and, in that episode, Spade does the best Foghorn Leghorn accent I’ve ever heard. I giggle every time I think of it.
Lee. What will you miss most about the show?
Megyn: Definitely the people — cast and crew. We have all grown and changed so much over the past seven years. We’ve seen each other through a lot of life at this point. Babies, marriages, happy days, intense loss — a lot happens in seven years, and we’ve all been there for each other. Don’t make me talk about it. I’ll start crying right now.
Lee. What will you miss most about Audrey?
Megyn: Her shoes and clothes. That chick has the BEST wardrobe! I’ll try to keep a bit of her self-confidence, because it feels pretty good to strut like Audrey.
Lee. What do you have coming up after Rules that you can share with us? I recently saw your movie The Three Day Test and it was terrific, don’t forget my brother in law was one of the stunt guys in the film!
Megyn: Your brother-in-law was a rock star! He got shoved down a flight of stairs REPEATEDLY at about 2:00 a.m., and kept a smile on his face. As for what’s next, I directed the 99th episode of Rules, and had a phenomenal experience. After being in front of the camera for about 250 episodes of television, directing felt like second nature to me. I’ll definitely direct more in the very near future. Also, I wrote a pilot for a comedy that I’m producing with some partners that I’ll star in. I love the story, the relationships and the characters, and I’m absolutely thrilled to create something for myself. I’ve kept my writing on the back-burner while I focused just on acting, but, now that I’m a mom, I realize I can do about 37,000 things at the same time, so why not?
Lee. You are very active on social media which your fans love, but when are you going to update your website http://www.
Megyn: I haven’t posted in months, and now you know the secret — I’ve been writing my new show. Now that it’s done, my brain hasn’t stopped buzzing with a thousand ideas for the blog, which I’ve jotted down, so expect an avalanche of new posts in the next few weeks! In fact, you’ve now inspired me . . . I’ve gotta go write!
Keep an eye out for Megyn’s update as I’m sure it’s coming soon! And don’t forget to watch Rules of Engagement tonight on CBS at 8:30 PM EST! The episode is entitled “Liz Moves In” and with the hysterical back and forth between Megyn Price and Bridesmaid’s star Wendi McLendon-Covey this is going to be a great episode. I can’t get enough of Liz episodes and all her crazy cats, especially since I just got my “first” cat. Yikes.
Also, I’ll have interview with the entire cast in upcoming weeks so look forward to that as well! This cast was all so wonderful and inviting and each of them unique!