EXCLUSIVE: Anne Heche Talks to Movieline About the Letterman Fiasco and Hung
While popcult junkies may say her legacy is defined by abduction theories and well-publicized relationships of varied success, Anne Heche is also -- and this deserves emphasis -- hilarious. The 40-year-old actress has graduated from bookending the world's most famous lesbian couple (at the time) to being an eminently watchable loose cannon and television star. Since the demise of her series Men in Trees in May 2008, she and boyfriend James Tupper, who co-starred on Trees with her, have won roles on two different series: HBO's Hung for Heche, and NBC's Mercy for Tupper. Movieline caught up with Heche to discuss their newly separated careers and whether she regrets calling her ex Coley Lafoon "a lazy ass" during that very special sit-down with Letterman.
Last night, Heche confessed to Movieline at the opening of the new Judith Leiber store on Rodeo Drive that she's a little unnerved now that Tupper works on a different series.
"I hate it!" she exclaimed. "Other girls get to work with him," before leaning in and deadpanning, "Taylor Schilling."
She continued, "I'm very excited for what he's doing, but... I am sad I don't get to work with him. Because... you know, I love him so much."
It's clear that little fazes the Six Days, Seven Nights actress, who endured a childhood filled with wretched parenting and more than a decade's worth of tabloid scrutiny. When addressing her appearance last month on The Late Show with David Letterman, where she mocked her ex-husband's alleged unemployment and ignited gales of awkward laughter across the country, Heche remained unabashed.
"That's my job!" she laughed, shaking her head. "To go on Letterman and make people laugh. Honestly, I think people are pretty used to it by now."
Honestly, people aren't used to it -- but that's why Heche will probably remain interesting for a long, long time.