Maybe they thought I was Eric Christian Olsen or something? If you can get up each morning and your feet work—for a while my leg was messed up because of my knee, but I was loving it because I had my other leg! The character was a muscular, jock, security guard—and I couldn't understand why they were offering it to me.
I learned early on that if anything, it made me stick closer to who I am and not try…it just made me very solid with who I was. It taught me a beautiful lesson, and I'm really grateful for it.
Every episode I've directed on ] I'm like the Kanye West of directors. Glamour: Speaking of your creativity, you have quite an amazing house. Grandma Gubler, the most elegant and warm-hearted woman to ever walk the face of the earth, went to Japan when I was seven and again at nine, and brought me back a silk kimono. She then passed away when I was around 10, and my dad came in and gave me an adult kimono that he said she bought for me when I grew up—I'm gonna cry a little bit—but, caveat to the story—and I still don't know the truth—but I have a sneaking suspicion that she bought it for him, and then he gave it to me.
It even has a closet with all of your kimono robes. Glamour: You officiated at the wedding of your co-star, Paget Brewster, when she tied the knot with Steve Damstra a year ago. Matthew: It taught me a lot, and Paget and Steve are two of my best friends. Glamour: What made you guys work so well, and how were you able to stay such good friends with her?
She had dated some people and was sort of like, "I'm fine with either being alone or not," and then she met Steve, who swept her off her feet and then she knew what the lifetime of waiting was for. Glamour: You were in a relationship with ' Kat Dennings for some time. You gotta be friends with them forever because if I'm going to date someone, it's a real big thing for me.
It means that I feel that we're tied together for life, whether they like it or not! She's one of the funniest people I know and such a talented actress, a brilliant mind, a warm-hearted person, and I love her and her family.