Judy Greer: Ashton Kutcher brings 'a freshness and an energy to the set that I didn't notice before'
Ok, perhaps a better way of putting it is if it wasn't for Judy Greer's character Bridget wanting a divorce, Kutcher's character Walden Schmidt wouldn't have attempted to drown himself and ended up alongside Alan ( Jon Cryer) and Jake ( Angus Jones) in the Malibu beach house.
But Monday (Oct. 24) marks the end of Greer's four-episode arc with the show as the soon-to-be-ex of the Internet billionaire. And if Greer was in a similar spot in real life, she'd do the same as her character, divorcing the overgrown child.
"It's pretty incredible when you think of how gorgeous he is and how much money his character has...[but] I would probably get a little tired of it. I mean [Schmidt's] pretty out there," she says.
Greer continues, "I could see myself being like 'I'll do it. I can do it. I can totally do this,' and then being like 'Yeah, no. I can't do this. I can't do it.' At the end of the day when you're falling asleep at night you to be able to talk to a partner and not be like, 'Did you brush your teeth?'"
Greer adds producers have made inquiries about her future availability, but nothing's confirmed yet.
Greer, of course, has a past with the "Two and Half Men," having guest starred on it in 2007. When asked to compare the Sheen versus Kutcher environment she says, "It's definitely new and different...There's a freshness and an energy to the set that I didn't notice before."
She adds that Kutcher brings a levity to the room and is frequently joking with his fellow cast mates, including the now grown up "half" man Angus Jones.
Greer recounts, "Angus showed up a few minutes late to the hair and make-up room and Ashton is always joking all the time and he was like, 'Hey, nice of you to make it. Thanks. Thanks for making it.' And Angus goes, 'Hey, thanks for saving our show.'"
Of course the thing that any " Arrested Development" fan wants to know is whether her character Kitty will be back when they make the long-awaited film.
"They [producers] said 100 years ago when the show was canceled, and they'd been starting to talk about a movie, they were like, 'Of course you'll be in it.' But until I'm actually watching the movie in the theater and I'm in it, I always like to be a little superstitious," she says.
Greer then recalled one of her favorite moments on the show as the girlfriend of George Bluth, Sr. ( Jeffrey Tambor).
"I always like the [episode] where I'm in Mexico with George Sr., mostly because I remember saying 'prophylacticos.'" she says. "Now when I see condoms I always think 'prophylacticos.'"
Here's hoping they'll let you say that and more.