ASK STACY -- 12/20/14 DEAR STACY: The video for the "Baby It's Cold Outside" duet by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble is adorable! Are the children related to the singers? — F.E., Warren Ohio DEAR F.E: No, British child actors Emily Carey and Harry Collett, who do a …Read more. The Good, The Bad and The Chilly: Stars Share Memorable Holidays Through the years, the late Marilyn Beck and I asked a wide range of celebrities for their most indelible holiday memories, good or bad — and got a great mixed gift bag full of responses. Just like the rest of us, some of the stars have …Read more. The Bald and the Beautiful -- Stars Opt for Hairless Look Throw away your Rogaine, men. These are good times for baldness — at least, to judge by the celebs who sport hairless heads these days. Pitbull couldn't be hotter. We know Bryan Cranston best with the shaved pate he adopted when his "Breaking …Read more. Ask Stacy -- Week of 12/13/14 DEAR STACY: Whatever happened to the Whitney Houston movie that was going to be made? I believe it was for cable. Who will star? — Pat B., Cedar Rapids, Iowa DEAR PAT: Lifetime has "Whitney!" due for a Jan. 17 debut. Directed by Angela Bassett,…Read more.more articles
Scott Wolf Opens Up New Personal As Well As Professional Chapter
Scott Wolf opens up a new chapter in his professional life with his role in "Perception," beginning with the TNT show's second season premiere June 25. The series marks a new chapter in his personal life as well.
For a few years, the actor, who rose to fame as "Party of Five" heartthrob Bailey Salinger, and his wife Kelley and their son Jackson were living in Park City, Utah. Now they're back in the Los Aangeles environs.
"I think hiding out in the mountains had its time, and we loved our life out there. We still do; we still have a home there. But I was definitely wanting to be busier," he tells us. "Busy, if we were living there, would have meant a lot of time in hotel rooms and airplanes, and we were about to have our second child," he adds, speaking of son Miller, now six months old. "I knew I didn't want to be cheated out of a moment in the house with the family. So, it just made sense for us to be around town."
Wolf points out, "You never know — the next show could take you to North Carolina or Toronto or anyplace. The fact it arrived just three miles down the road was just a gift that keeps on giving."
In "Perception," he plays Donnie, the assistant U.S. attorney who is soon to be the ex-husband of Rachael Leigh Cook's character — which instantly sets up a triangle with Eric McCormack's neuroscientist-university professor. Wolf is relishing the part, which is different from any of his other roles, including "Everwood's" Dr. Jake Hartman and "V's" Chad Decker.
"The cherry on top of the sundae in this 'Perception' experience has been working with Ken Biller, the show runner — and Eric and Rachael and the rest of the cast are really, really great people making a great show. They've restored my faith a little bit. This is how I think it's supposed to be," gushes the nice-guy actor.
He's interested in work life beyond "Perception" as well.
Wolf already has two independent features in the offing. "One is called 'The Volunteer,' that I did late last summer. That's finding its way through festivals now. And I'm working on one called 'Such Good People' now — a little independent film that's shot here in LA that's really fun. If 'The Volunteer' was more dramatic, this one is more comedic," he says, speaking of the movie about a couple that finds a secret room full of cash while housesitting for rich friends.
He is certainly finding time for family as well. The Wolfs had a bake sale right out on their street recently — four-year-old Jackson's idea — to raise money for Malaria No More. Scott and Kelley met while working on behalf of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and he proudly talks about his wife inculcating a philanthropic worldview into their children.
"A lot of the credit goes to my wife for that," he says of the bake sale. "But it was something to have a four-year-old sort of suggest it. It was pretty cool."
Could a child so young really understand what it was all about?
"It seems like it," answers Scott. "There was a brief moment afterward where we said, 'Now we send the money to this place,' and he was like, 'Hang on.'" He laughs. "But we explained to him that there are other kids who aren't as lucky who need his help, and he was all for it. You know, at some point in his life we know we'll be traveling to places and putting them a little more in contact with people that they're helping, doing things like that. And it will be a part of their lives. It was definitely a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty cool to see our kid already thinking that way."
When Wolf says that he has no complaints these days, and he smiles that smile, it's not hard to believe.
COPYRIGHT 2013 MARILYN BECK AND STACY JENEL SMITH
DISTRIBUTED BY CREATORS.COM