Despite the fact that John Stamos' wife, Rebecca Romijn, is an actress, it's not likely that you'll be seeing her on his new ABC action drama, "Thieves," which debuts this fall.
"She's too much money," Stamos joked with reporters during Sunday's (July 22) Television Critics Association Press Tour. "She's a diva."
Seriously, Stamos said that he and his wife made a pact not to get involved in each other's projects, and he plans to stick to that.
Stamos, who is also an executive producer on the series, said he was looking for a more "grown up" character when he became attracted by the idea of playing a Gary Grant-like character from "To Catch a Thief."
"But then I realized I wasn't cool enough," Stamos laughs, so creator Jim Leonard "came back with a guy who wanted to be like those guys, and that was what was so interesting to me."
Stamos described the character as a self-deprecating antihero who's not afraid to look foolish. The actor says he also doesn't mind that co-star Melissa George gets all the glory as the show's tough guy, "I'm not afraid to let her be the stronger, smarter one, it's fun for me," he says with a smirk on his face.
"Quite frankly, it makes it easier working because I'd rather her just kick everybody's ass and then I?ll just talk my way out of it, and I would in real life. I'd just go have a drink or something." he says.
Despite the fact that Romijn won't be appearing in front of the camera, doesn't mean she doesn't have any say behind the scenes.
"Rebecca saw it and said, 'That's the guy that I fell in love with.' So I was like, 'Well okay. Maybe we're onto -- at least she likes it.'"
Romijn has appeared in the films "X-Men," "Ausin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" and the upcoming "Simone," starring Al Pacino. She has also appeared on the TV series "Just Shoot Me."
Stamos' credits include the long-running series "Full House" and "General Hospital." He also executive produced the TV movie "The Beach Boys: An American Family."
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The actor stars in the new ABC series "Thieves," which premieres Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.
Greek Godfather: During the week, we take care of ourselves, we work out and stuff, but on the weekends, we let go. There's a restaurant we go to called Taverna Tony's in Malibu, a great restaurant. Tony is kind of a godfather to my wife [actress Rebecca Romijn] and me, and we love it there. It's a fun place, about a block or so from the beach. He makes great lamb and Tony is the greatest host ever. You come in and say, "I feel like this," and the next thing you know, it's in front of you. We can go sit outside and drink a bottle of wine.
Getting Down: We have a group of friends who start at our house on Friday and then don't leave until Sunday or Monday. We like to have dance parties. We have a pool table that is never used for pool, only for dancing. We call it Dance Party USA, and you can dance anywhere, but you can't touch the ground. You can dance on the piano or tables, but not the floor.
Hot Spot: I like to go to the Whiskey Bar, in the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood. That's a fun place. It's dark and there's some drinking involved. It's a very small, tiny place, so you're sitting right on top of people. [Cindy Crawford's husband] Randy Gerber owns it, I think. You always run into fun people, and there's always trouble to be had there. In the Dark: In the Valley there's a place called Casa Vega. I like to go there for the margaritas. It's so dark in there. I like to sit near the door, because it's so bright outside and dark inside that everyone trips when they come in.
Dinner Hour: Most weekends I go home to visit my family in Orange County, in Cypress. Usually we have a family dinner on Sunday and my sisters will come around with their kids and husbands, so it's a decent-sized group. My friends come around too, and my mom stays up all night with my friends.
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