'The Kominsky Method': After Danny DeVito and Jay Leno, Michael Douglas promises more celebrity cameos

Michael Douglas is returning to TV after about 40 years in the forthcoming Netflix comedy 'The Kominsky Method' that premieres in less than a week on November 16


                            'The Kominsky Method': After Danny DeVito and Jay Leno, Michael Douglas promises more celebrity cameos

Michael Douglas is returning to TV after about 40 years. He will be seen in the forthcoming Netflix comedy 'The Kominsky Method' that premieres in less than a week on November 16. The series is created by Chuck Lorre, the brain behind 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Two and a Half Men' and 'Mom'. 

The Oscar-winning actor plays the role of Sandy Kominsky, an acting teacher who tries to survive the situations life throws at him with his best friend Norman, played by Alan Arkin.

In a recent interview with ET, the 74-year-old star revealed that he does not want to stop working. He also said that he has watched a few episodes already and talked about what was it like to work with guest stars like Danny DeVito and Jay Leno in the first season.

Chuck Lorre and Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speak onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Chuck Lorre and Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speak onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

He revealed that he had watched the first eight episodes of 'The Kominsky Method', but he did so alone and not with family. "We're getting ready for Thanksgiving,” Douglas said.

“I just got my first eight ['The Kominsky Method'] episodes that I saw a little while ago. Chuck Lorre was great and he got some for my father to see to give him an idea of what’s going on. But we are all going to get together for Thanksgiving and probably by Thanksgiving we will have had enough 'Kominsky Method' in my household to last a lifetime.”

After roping in guest stars like Danny DeVito and Jay Leno for the first season, the actor said that he will try to get more celebrity cameos in the second season. At the same time he spoke about how it was to work with Arkin who plays his best friend in the series. "He's a comedic genius really,” Douglas added. “I was really looking forward to learning about timing. Wonderful actor. It's just exciting. He makes it easy and fast and funny."

Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speaks onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speaks onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

When asked if he has any plans to retire, he revealed that he does not want to stop working. "I don’t want to stop working,” he continued. “People say, ‘Oh, why don’t you stop?' It’s not a question of retiring. We’re so blessed and fortunate that we can do what we're doing for the rest of our lives.”

'The Kominsky Method' premieres on Netflix on November 16.