Funny Valentines, indeed! When Judd Apatow signed on to produce the 1996 film The cable guyhe had no idea he would meet the love of his life, Leslie Mannduring pre-production.
Or maybe he knew deep down that something big was about to happen.
“‘There goes the future Mrs. Apatow,'” the University of Southern California graduate recalled of himself, according to an interview the couple had Elle Magazine in 2012. “I had a soul connection straight away. i meant it That’s why I remember it.”
Although Mann had a crush on the film’s director, Ben Stillershe decided to beat jitters on casting calls and see how things would go with Apatow.
“I was in a panic. The audition is so nerve wracking,” the actress recalled.
Still, she agreed to take Apatow to a pre-basketball dinner at his home, where the producer served “spaghetti with ragu sauce and Wunderbrot with Fleischmann’s margarine,” before showing that freaks and geeks alum his favorite parts of his 1995 film heavyweights.
“He was trying to impress me,” Mann remarked.
While she decided she was in love the morning after the date, Apatow claims he knew the feeling at first sight.
The comedic duo married shortly thereafter on June 9, 1997 in Los Angeles and welcomed daughters maude and iris in December 1997 and October 2002, respectively. The girls have appeared in a handful of their parents’ films, including Stunned funny people and this is 40which turned out to be an interesting — and hilarious — work dynamic.
“What I loved about Maude is that she could actually imagine what a teenage breakdown looks like, do it on film, kick ass — and then go home and have a real one two hours later,” said Apatow Rolling Stone his eldest child in June 2020 as he contemplates her surrender this is 40
When asked if he had concerns about his children going into show business, he replied King of Staten Island The director joked, “There were times I thought, ‘Maybe my kids would be more interested in these jobs if I talked about other jobs all the time.’ For example, if I always talked about international law, they would want to become lawyers.”
Overall, however, Apatow and Mann are more than supportive of their daughters’ aspirations — but encouraged them to finish high school before delving too deeply into the Hollywood world.
“I’m really glad I stayed in high school,” Maude told the outlet. “I feel like when they let me start playing alone, I was actually ready.”
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