Matthew Broderick says that he and Plaza Suite Costar Sarah Jessica Parker had avoided contracting COVID-19 for so long — and despite other cases in her family — that she began to believe she was “one of these people who don’t get it. “
The actors appeared on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show To talk about his experience starring alongside his wife Parker in a Broadway production. During the conversation, he opened up about missing several performances of the Neil Simon drama after being quarantined due to testing positive for COVID-19.
“It was really depressing. We were very careful and we both never got it. Our daughter had it and somehow we didn’t get it. Then my son got it around December,” Broderick told Omicron Edition. Referring to the rise of “We still missed it … I started to think that maybe I was one of those people who didn’t understand it, but I was completely wrong.”
He and Parker both tested positive for COVID-19 days after starring opposite each other in their limited engagement Broadway show. As a result many performances were cancelled.
Speaking to Cagle and co-host Julia Cunningham, Broderick explained that he first noticed symptoms the day he got his booster shot. “I got a booster – another booster – and that day I thought I must be sick because of my booster, but then I was coughing and every time I noticed a side effect from the booster shot, it was about coughing. There was nothing,” he said. “So anyway, I got a booster and COVID on the same day.”
“So your conspiracy theorists can figure that out for me and send me a note,” he said with a laugh.
Before expanding on his experience with COVID-19, Broderick also recalled the night Broadway closed at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. the star said Plaza Suite It was in her final dress rehearsal when the producers came and announced that then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was turning off the lights.
“We were in full costume and wigs and everything and but everyone thought something was happening, because I guess, basketball and hockey had stopped and we were there, pretending the show was going to happen, ” They said.
The producers gathered the cast in the audience and told the company that it was 5 p.m. and Broadway had officially closed. “He said, it’s going to be two to four weeks and then the producer said to me, ‘Between you and me, it could be six to eight weeks, but don’t tell anyone. But we’re saying two to four,’ Broderick recalled. “Two years passed and I woke up with a very long white beard and it came back to the same place. Same costume, maybe let out half an inch. ,
Plaza Suite The star joked that “not everyone” had to undergo wardrobe adjustments, but he eventually returned to his original measurements. “I fit almost everything except my acting two pants. They said, ‘We’re going to have to make some new pants for you,'” Broderick told Cagle. “But I’m happy to say that one By the time I started working out again and I was back to my usual slightly brash nature than I was two years ago.”