Nick Offerman goes shirtless for a feature in GQ‘s July issue, on newsstands now!
Here is what the 42-year-old Parks and Recreation actor had to share with the mag:
On his wife Megan Mullally: “I have to give Megan a lot of credit. I was still a young actor when we started dating. She had to point out that if I wanted to commit to this, I’d have to step up to the plate and we right away made some rules. We put our relationship above everything else, including acting jobs, and that’s what—I think what can erode a relationship is allowing other things to take precedence over it. We have a rule that we will never do a job that will keep us apart for more than two weeks… I feel incredibly lucky that Megan and I are still like newlyweds. But I think a lot of it has to do with our sense of fidelity. I have managed to land an absolute goddess of beauty and talent, but still she is a human being and I am a human being.”
On being well-mannered in the business: “Good manners have gotten me as far as anything else in this business. The first film I did, Chain Reaction, was with Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman. I had some really nice scenes as Keanu‘s building super, which were then completely cut from the film [giggles]. Anyway, at the end of my day on set, I hung up my costume in the trailer, and the wardrobe assistant came to pick it up. I said something involving please and thank you. She stopped, put her hands on her heart, and said, “Can I just say thank you so much for treating me like that, and for hanging up your clothes?” I said, “Are you kidding me?” And it quickly became clear, as I continued working, that having manners was equivalent to a superpower in the business.”
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