An Interview with Rob Lowe: Part 2

BATD ON Oct 22, 2009 AT 2:49 pm

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Is it difficult to find that balance?
I think I’ve found a great balance in working on Brothers & Sisters. At this time in my life it would be very difficult to be in a show where I was in every single scene. I wouldn’t be able to lead the life that I lead and I wouldn’t be able to have the relationships that I have with my children and my wife. It feels wonderful that we are in a show like this because we are surrounded by great actors and the show’s doing well – but we are also able to live the life that we want to live.

Does this mean you’re not as ambitious as you used to be? 
I just know I want a balanced life. Children change you. They really do. I don’t want to be away from my children, so I’ve got the perfect job. Balancing your career and your life is always an issue for anybody, but I’m happy where I am today. My priorities have changed – but it helps when everybody around you is on the same page. Everybody here has the same priorities on the show. They want to do really, really good work. That’s first priority. But they also want to do it in a way that’s easy.

Rob and his wife

Rob and his wife

Why would you recommend the season three DVD? 
Because you can watch the season three DVD all the way through – like a two-hour movie. This is a great show for DVD because there is so much is going on. There are so many characters and so many plots, but you don’t have to reset your mind if you watch it all in one fell swoop. I find more and more people are watching it this way.

Is McCallister based on any real-life politicians? 
I base McCallister on a couple of men in my life who are achievers at a very high level. They are very complicated guys and they are a handful. To get where they want to be there is this sort of selfishness about them. They need that to succeed.

Do you think you would make be a good politician?
Nobody would have me.

But have you ever considered getting into politics? 
I don’t rule it out because I love politics. That’s why I’m drawn to these roles. But who knows what the future holds? I love acting and I don’t want to give that up, so I’m sticking with this for now.

Brothers & Sisters Season 3 is out on DVD now

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