In fact, Messina is so much the anti-"me, me, me" actor that he politely asks most interviewers to talk with him over the phone so he can maintain his level of concentration at work. My mom was a dance teacher, so she put me in dance school when I was a kid. Glamour: Did you go to bar mitzvahs when you were a kid and get everybody going with the "YMCA" and "Electric Slide"? That's not to say that the his other costars aren't as dedicated (hardly), but Messina knows what works for him—and that's why you and I have fallen for his portrayal of Danny Castellano. Chris: Ha, no, but I learned early on to try and hide it because it wasn't going over very well where I grew up in Long Island. There's so many outlets, and you can read something amazing and then five minutes later read that someone hates you. I'm in a bit of a bubble, but it's nice when people come and tell me they like the show.
I think she's extremely funny, extremely confident, extremely smart, and, at times, bratty. Chris: They'll divorce and get back together and then divorce again.
She's in editing, she's in casting, she's writing, she's acting.
I don't know if this is making sense, but now I find that in my relationship that we're a lot alike in a lot of ways, but we're also very different. And while they have similarities, I think when they slow down and are kind of quiet with each other, and Danny stops ranting and Mindy stops being a brat, they can bring out the best in one another.
When I was younger, I was often into the girls that were just like me..is me talking by the way, not Danny. Chris: And that never worked because we were so much alike that it would be too much. Glamour: Are you comfortable with this new leading-man status?
So, you'll be pleased to know that in real life, Messina doesn't imitate his art. Jennifer Todd, though, is a force to be reckoned with. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Todd became president of the company Pearl Street Films in 2012, which was founded by the acting duo.
Chris Messina is happy with his partner, Jennifer Todd, and they have two young sons together. Here are some things you should know about her because her career thus far has been remarkable. Affleck even spoke out on Todd's new title telling the magazine, "We have enormous respect for Jennifer and look forward to working with her. I mean, Chris Messina, who is my costar in this movie, is with my very close friend [producer Jennifer Todd]. Chris: Twenty-two episodes is a lot, but it's fun too. I'm surrounded by so many amazing actors, and to think about all the amazing actors that are even better than me and unemployed, I'm very lucky. I actually think they might bring out the best in the other. Chris: I haven't watched a lot of television, but when I was kid I watched Twitter follower @metetomas superimposed this photo of me and Chris because "I hope the interview with Chris was like this." I still can't stop laughing! Don't miss these two amazing back-to-back episodes, and and come back to immediately after the show because I'll have commentary from Mindy Kaling. And what do you want to see happen for him and Mindy? Oh, why are Mindy and Danny supposed to be together? Glamour: What current or former TV couple have you most enjoyed watching over the years?After a big hug before I left, he said to me, "I just want to thank you for this. I had a great time, and any time you want to come back and sit down for an interview, we'd love to have you. Novak have been the only guys she's kissed with tongue on camera. Glamour: Was it something you guys talked about prior? Kissing is either a real perk of the job, or it can be very strange. The last thing I wanted was to throw him off his game, but an in-person interview tends to be more personal and better than the phone, especially when there is season two for a sit-down that ended up being better than anything I could have hoped for. If you saw him do the routine, you'd be like, "Chris Messina can't dance!