Douglas’s “Kominsky method” makes its last arc
[UPSOUND FROM ‘THE KOMINSKY METHOD’] “Hello, ex-wife.” “Hello, ex-husband.” “What’s going on?” “I think we could plan a wedding …” It’s been more than 30 years since Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner shared the big screen – as a couple who are bitterly divorced from the movie “The War of the Roses”. but time hasn’t stripped them of the unique chemistry they need to play compelling exes … this time for Netflix’s third and final season, “The Kominsky Method”. [UPSOUND FROM ‘THE KOMINSKY METHOD’] “How come you didn’t remarry?” “Oh, do you really want to know? Well, Sandy, love … I never fell in love with you.” “Really?” “No! [laughs] I was too busy with work. “” Why would you do that ?! “” Sorry. “” I didn’t feel it! “No, I’m not sorry!” [laughs]”Aging, if anything, has only deepened their confidence. DOUGLAS: “We’ve talked over time and it’s just a comfort factor that allows you to overlap between you and your dialogue, be much more comfortable, and in this case, when you’re playing an divorced old couple, it helps.” TURNER: “There’s an element of being a friend and confidant that would otherwise be missing.” And speaking of aging, “The Kominsky Method” is largely about that: aging … the good, the bad, and, well, the dying that follows. [UPSOUND FROM ‘THE KOMINSKY METHOD’] “Do you know how many of my friends have died in the last two years?” “No …” “Neither did I, I lost count.” Originally hired for just two seasons as a sort of companion comedy between acting teacher Sandy Kominsky, played by Douglas, and her agent Norman, played by Alan Arkin, the third season opens with Norman’s funeral. [UPSOUND FROM ‘THE KOMINSKY METHOD’] “Today we are here to mourn the passing of my grandfather’s flesh body.” “Scientology.” And, listening to Douglas, it seemed that Arkin, who is 87, welcomed the disappearance of his character. “And I mean, Alan is, I have to admit, a few years older than me and I know how full he was. So I think he probably had his full during the two seasons. But I wanted to do another year. I wanted to tie the whole show together, give it a beginning, a middle and an end. “Enter Turner, which is related to Douglas is one of the great ‘legacies’ of the film,” says Paul Reiser, co-partner of “Kominsky.” When you look at them, it’s, it’s very comforting. It’s like, oh, I know this couple. And then they’re both so good, they’re both really good. “The third and final season of” The Kominsky Method “opens on Friday.