Rob Lowe Talks 'West Wing' Reunion and Being Terminally Handsome In His reddit AMA
Rob Lowe was on reddit today so everyone could ask him anything. Lowe was promoting his show The Grinder, which I knew about, and his men’s grooming line, which I did not know about. Probably because I am not a dude and I am terrible at grooming myself.
How do you keep looking the way that you do? Do you bathe in the blood of the innocents?
I do bath in the blood of innocents, but it is so hard to come by that six years ago, I developed my own line of men’s grooming products that I use everyday. It’s called Profile 4 Men. You get it at Nordstrom and at http://profile4men.com. Powerful anti-aging and overall skin revitalizer.
What are your thoughts on people “Robbing” their house? (because I think it is amazing)
In today’s world, being part of a cultural/internet trend is more significant than winning an Oscar, so I’d like to thank my family, my agent, my managers, and all people who are struggling in the shadows of being terminally handsome. THIS is for you.
Hey Rob, be honest. Has anyone messed with you about the name of the show and the app “Grindr”?
It’s one of the reasons we chose the title! If the phrase “let me grind with you” doesn’t make you smile, we’re probably not on the same comedy wavelength. Also, how come no one questions coach John Gruden when he picks the grinder of the game each week on ESPN?!!!
With your youngest son breaking into Hollywood on The Grinder, are you more excited or nervous for him?
Both. Being a storyteller/actor/creative person has been great to me and very rewarding, so I can’t really complain. But he’s got so many more abilities than I had, I’m not sure the world needs one more actor and one less scientist.
My question is this. What, if any role have you played (or have a desire to play) do you feel has the most societal impact, or the potential impact as well?
Thank you. I am so humbled to have been a part of something that had the kind of impact the West Wing did and does. That is really the ultimate, to do something creatively fulfilling, thrilling to be a part of, acclaimed and enjoyed while being able to inspire. Those projects are one in a million.
Hey Rob, would you consider doing a West Wing reunion episode or anything like that in the future?
If Sorkin writes it, I’m in.
When Barlet turned to you and said “You’re going to run for President one day Sam.” Did you get goosebumps like me?
I remember the first time I read the script for that episode. When I got to that scene, I cried.
What was your favorite episode of Parks and Rec to film?
My favorite Parks episode is the one where Chris gets the flu. Definitely one of my comedy career highlights. Honorable second mention goes to the scene where I play “air bango”.
What does Amy Poehler smell like?
Patchouli, golden brown waffles, AND Golden Globes!
Did you pick up/were you sent your Razzie for St Elmo’s Fire? If so, where do you keep it?
I keep it between my two Screen Actors Guild awards and my five Golden Globe nominations. And my E! channels Golden Hanger award.
Could you tell us more about your role in Behind the Candelabra?
My face still hurts from being pulled. What I loved most was shooting Parks and Rec and Californication at the same time. Sort of an actor’s dream to do such different roles.