John Corbett Likes Life on the Lot a Lot

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John Corbett has an unusual living arrangement during “United States of Tara” production.

“Most of the people who work on the show live within 20 minutes of the studio, but my place in Santa Barbara is three hours away, so I kind of live there during the week,” he tells us.

He lives at the studio?

“I do. They gave me an apartment right there on the studio lot. It’s like the old days. I go out and have dinner and drinks with friends – usually with my guitar player – ‘til about 1:30 in the morning, then I come back.

“I’m the only one there, me and the security guards.”

Isn’t it kind of creepy? We’ve heard too many stories about setside trespassers and haunted soundstages.

Admits the actor cum country music artist, “It was scary for the first two days, but then I got used to it and it’s a nice vibe. I’m there all day long when the place is jumping. There are a lot of sitcoms there. So having it to myself at night is a little treat.”

Corbett, who plays Toni Colette’s resilient mate Max on the Showtime dramedy about a woman with dissociative identity disorder, says he’s been living the lot life for two seasons now. Talk about having entertainment right in your own back yard.

“They shoot ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ there. I’ll go over there and watch them do a few scenes.   I’ve seen my buddy, Jay Mohr shooting his show, ‘Gary Unmarried,’ there. They do the ‘NCISes’ there, too,” he reports.

The handsome actor, who has been setting fans’ hearts a‘flutter from “Northern Exposure” days through “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2”  is not at his Radford Studios stomping grounds now.  “United States of Tara” has wrapped for the season, and Corbett’s out on the road with his band. “I’ve been doing this for five years now,” he says. “We go out and we see the country and we meet new people and it’s fun.”

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