She decides to start by asking what it's like to see his wife, Mary Steenburgen, kiss other actors on-screen. "That's a terrible question. I'm so happily married," he jokes. "My eyes are going nuts when I watch her kissing someone else. I'm not jealous -- it's my eyes."
But to be fair, he also has his share of love scenes, including one with Diane Keaton in Mad Money which left the seasoned actor a bit star struck. "Diane Keaton is in some of my favorite all-time movies -- The Godfather, Reds," he says. "It took me like a half hour to get through my 'I'm a fan' stuff." He's also a fan of his other co-stars in the movie and spreads around the compliments for the rest of the cast. "Queen Latifah is like this rock 'n' roll [star] with this huge heart -- so sweet -- and Katie Holmes is like this aristocrat to me. She's in the middle of all this insane paparazzi and she has so much grace, so much elegance."
Rachael then invites the audience to ask Ted some questions:
"If you weren't an actor what do you think you would be doing?"
"A butler," Ted says. "I am a butler to my family. I'm the kind of clean up, short order cook and I like it. I like that immediate response of preparing something and having someone say, 'Ooh that's good. Thank you so much.'"
"How was it working with your wife? And as a husband would you suggest anybody else working with their wife?"
"If you're married to mine I would. I loved it, we had a great time," Ted says. "You go in so many different directions when you're both acting so when you're actually in something together it's wonderful. You're in the same hotel in the same city and you get to sleep with the leading lady."
"If Sam walked into a bar today, Diane was sitting on one end, Rebecca was sitting on the other, who would Sam chose to sit next to?"
"You really think I've learned nothing? I'm 60 years old," he jokes, trying to get out of the question. "I would probably pass out."
Rachael offers some advice and says, "You would sit in the middle and wait for them both to come to you. That's what the character would do!"
Ted thanks her for the help and says, "Well done. See, I could learn so much from you!"
Video highlight! Ted swaps omelette making techniques with Rachael -- click on the video above for his cooking tips!
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