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“I feel like my career is just beginning.”
It’s a curious thing for Michael Vartan to say, and even he admits it’s an “odd” remark to make. At 48 years old, the actor maintains a healthy, youthful perspective about his life and career, the latter of which has spanned nearly three decades. Though he isn’t a household name, Vartan made a mark playing resident nice guys and men you’d want to take home to your parents, like CIA handler Michael Vaughn on Alias and the English teacher who fell in love with Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed.
“For the first part of my career, I’ve really been an insecure actor. I’ve really struggled to find ways to be good,” Vartan reflects over the phone one early February morning, graciously apologizing earlier for being under the weather. “As I get older, it’s not that I care less, but I really »
Michael Vartan has worked with some amazing actresses over the years! The star of E!'s new series The Arrangement has appeared alongside Jennifer Garner on the TV series Alias from 2001-2006, Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda in the 2005 movie Monster-in-Law and Jada Pinkett Smith on Hawthorne from 2009-2011. Early on in his career, Michael even appeared on a 1997 episode of Friends, working alongside Courteney Cox. Plus remember when Michael co-starred in the hit 1999 movie Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore? Yes, that was him playing the cute teacher! In celebration of Throwback Thursday, we're bringing you a video showing Michael's A-list co-stars throughout his »
We cannot imagine Drew Barrymore's classic rom com Never Been Kissed without Michael Vartan (Aka Mr. Coulson). But Vartan says he never thought he'd actually land the role after his audition "I auditioned for Never Been Kissed 116 years ago and I was as nervous as can be," Vartan told E! News during our exclusive visit to the set of his new E! show The Arrangement. "It was my first, one of my first really big movie auditions and I really had no notion or thought that I was gonna get the job. And Drew Barrymore, who was the star and producer of the movie, fought very hard for me and I got the job." Since landing his big breakout role in Never Been Kissed almost 20 years ago, »
A stressed California mum finds a diet of human flesh makes her better at her job, sexier and basically more fun in this gruesome comedy-horror
What is it? Never Been Kissed’s Josie Grossy is kicking against mundane middle-age with a kooky yet adorable appetite for human flesh.
Why you’ll love it: Serial killer TV shows are just so serious these days! Not Santa Clarita Diet, which has been trailed with a clever series of teasers that position cannibalism as a hot new food fad. The new comedy-horror sees Drew Barrymore in a TV show for the first time in decades, bringing her unique Drew Barrymore charms to Sheila, a stressed estate agent who is finding life a drag. Sheila undergoes an unexpected transformation that fills her with new vim; unfortunately for her cookie-cutter Californian neighbourhood and her soppy husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant, very much playing against menacing type »
- Rebecca Nicholson
4 items from 2017
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