I had to get up at four in the morning for an early call time on Mondays, so I couldn’t really stay up to watch it.”It had been almost a decade since Hines was a regular cast member when she returned for the ninth season of the show, which premiered this past Sunday evening.
But she says that returning to and reacquainting herself with the show’s distinct improvisational on-set methods was a reassuringly easy transition.“It really felt like old times; the improv comes back really easily,” says Hines, who began her career in part by taking classes at Los Angeles’ Groundlings improv theatre and school, where she was taught by Lisa Kudrow.“When I'm improvising for , I know these characters, I know these people, and I know this world, so it’s easy,” she continues.
“Richard comes over and he’s like, ‘Are you guys trying to fuck me over? No other project I’ve ever worked on has been like that.”The lines between fact and fiction can get so blurred, in fact, that when she’s not working on the show Hines will occasionally find herself longing to be back living in the show’s quasi-fictional world.
“Especially since, I knew a woman who had that experience on a plane, where she thought her plane was going down and she called her husband and her husband said, ‘I can’t talk right now.’ And I told Larry that story, and that’s the story that ended up breaking us up on the show.” Thankfully for Hines the divorce didn’t completely bring her tenure on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to an end.
The reception was later held at “Teddy’s place” on the family compound, Kennedy told The New York Times. “And Cheryl, you are so warm, you are so unflappable.”Hines’ costar, Larry David, introduced the couple.
Kennedy even asked David for advice on dating Hines. In 2012, his then-estranged wife Mary Kennedy died of asphyxiation due to hanging.
Hines remembers one moment in particular, shooting season three’s “The Nanny From Hell,” in which Cheri Oteri guest-starred. ’ For some reason that really made Larry and I both laugh like we could not get back.
“In the scene, I told Larry [that Cheri Oteri’s character is] weird. I had just listed so many ridiculous reasons why this woman was strange, and that was the straw that broke the camel's back.