Anne Heche was on the “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and in his funny “roll with me” interview style he got her to talk about some pretty controversial issues in her life.
On cheating with James Tupper
Ferguson first asked her if she fell in love with James Tupper on the set of their show, “Men in Trees,” and she admitted that they did have feelings for each other on set.
Then Ferguson told a story about how he fell for a woman he was playing lovers with, and Anne asked “Were you married at the time.” Craig said “yes,” and she asked “And did you stay married?” and he said “no.” (According to Wikipedia, Ferguson has been married and divorced twice, so this could have been true.)
Heche said “Neither did I [stay married]” and “it happens.”
Both Anne Heche and James Tupper were married and had children with their spouses when they hooked up on set.
On the tabloids
Ferguson asked “Do you get bothered by that? All the tabloids… chasing you around? You’ve had a few adventures in the tabloids.”
“I’ve had a few adventures in life.”
On being gay
Craig reminded Anne of running into her years ago in NY when he was hanging out with British director Brian Gibson, and she half-heartedly claimed to have remembered him.
Craig joked that he was making out with him, and Anne said “I didn’t know Brian was gay,” and he quickly shot in “Were you?”
He said “You were gay for a bit… you have an open mind.”
Anne said “I have yes – had an open mind. But then I make decisions, ‘I have an open mind, but then I’ve learned about that. Fantastic’”
“I have an open mind, I can change my mind.”
“There’s a door, we can close that door. We can go to another door.”
Toward the end of the interview Craig asked Anne about filming in Vancouver and whether she would consider becoming a Canadian citizen. She said “sure.” He reminded the audience that her boyfriend and co-star, James Tupper, is Canadian and that she might consider Canadian citizenship if she married him. Last week’s Star Magazine reported that they were planning a June wedding.
Here’s a clip:
Anne Heche is shown in the header image filming a movie on Robertson Boulevard with Ashton Kutcher on 4/4/08, thanks to Splash News.