Is he or isn’t he? John Stamos says that’s part of the fun of his guest spot starting on “The New Normal” tonight.
The “Full House” actor addressed that issue and more during a conference call with reporters Jan. 18.
“And the truth is, you know, nowadays I mean who the hell knows. I mean I - maybe it was more defined 10, 15, 20 years ago if you were a florist or whatever, hair stylist, you know, stereotypical crap,” Stamos said.
That confusion includes Stamos’ character plating a kiss on Ellen Barkin’s character Jane Forrest.
“They have this game where they try to find out if I'm gay or not,” Stamos said. “And I'm hip to it so I at the end I said, you know, if this is- this game of yours, you know, if it's not entertaining or whatever and I leave.
“And on the way out of the office I give her this great kiss, you know. I said why don't you just do that if you want to find out if I'm gay or not; is that, you know, is that okay and then just kind of walk away from her. And she's laughing.”
On “The New Normal,” a single mother becomes the surrogate for a gay couple. The show includes an eclectic cast of characters.
When asked by a reporter if he ever ages, Stamos first said he sleeps in an oxygen tank. “I don't know. You know, truthfully I'm very flattered when people say that. And you have to be careful to not like play into it because then you become, you know, this - you get this Peter Pan syndrome going on. Right. I'm 30. I can do anything. You know, I'm not."
“So I think good genes and truthfully I do take care of myself in a sense. You know what I do probably the most that - I mean if there's any secret, I sleep a lot. I get a lot of sleep and, you know, rejuvenation. So I try to go to bed early.
“I always felt that the hours before midnight, 1 o'clock were the most important sleeping hours for me. So I go to bed, you know, 9:00 or 10:00 and I get up at 5:00 or 5:30, 6:00.”
Stamos also said he’s done just about everything working out. “I’m not a super weightlifting guy.” He also shared his experiences doing pilates lately, which he said he thinks is just an excuse to get his legs in the straps while they make up exercises like the platypus.
Stamos has also appeared on “Glee,” which is also from “The New Normal’s” creator Ryan Murphy. When asked if he would try to get on Murphy’s “American Horror Story,” Stamos said, “I haven’t, but I’m going to call him right after this.” He said that he would be open to doing television full time again.
“The New Normal” airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.