Committed to Being Out
By Jeffrey Epstein
And I see that.
I have to tell you, when you find that person you are dying to run home to after years and years and years, that�s what matters. Nothing�s ever changed between Melissa and me. We�ve never gotten bored, we don�t spend too much time together; we don�t spend enough time together, you know?
How�s she doing? [Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer late last year.]
She�s doing good. She�s doing great. She�s done with chemo, and she will be doing home radiation. Then we�re back to where we were before we got knocked off.
Before, she was on the road and you were home with the kids a lot. Is she home with the kids more now since you�re busy? Or do you bring them to set?
I have. I�ve brought them to work a couple of times and they think it�s fascinating. I think it�s really, really healthy for them to see women working. I think it�s really great that they have two great moms that work and are great role models, and I say bring them to every job so they can see. And I don�t just say, �Hey, watch what I do. Memorizing the lines is the best!� I go, �Hey, that woman�s name is Lowie. She�s craft services�she�s in charge of food. You might want to do that�� Everybody�s got a job so you just want the kids to see everybody�s job. Am I boring you?
No, not at all, are you kidding? It�s so funny to hear you speak so lovingly about the kids, and then to watch you play Tess. But I realize that deep down, despite her bizarre methods of child rearing, she really does love the kids.
Exactly. I look at every adult as if they are a culmination of their experiences. You can look at my character, Tess, and assume that as a child she didn�t have anybody appropriate around her, so how are you supposed to know what�s appropriate unless you learn? So Tess is a good girl, she�s got a good heart, but she likes drinking and gambling and she�s not sure how to handle children, but she means well.