Showtime’s House of Lies, which returns this Sunday for a third season, offers a comedic look at one of our era’s great scourges. No, not gluten; management consulting! Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell star as Marty Kahn and Jeannie van der Hooven, a flirtatious pair of down-sizers-for-hire who are too skilled at backstabbing to ever really pair up romantically. To celebrate the show’s return, VanityFair.com asked Bell, to play journalist for a day and interview Cheadle.
Kristen Bell: Don, you’ve played Marty Kahn on Showtime’s House of Lies for three years now. What’s your favorite thing about working with me?
Don Cheadle: Did they write this for you? Oh, you must have written this yourself. My favorite thing about working with you is that when I look closely in your eyes—you know how you get emotional and your eyes mist up when we’re doing dramatic scenes? When that happens, I can see myself reflected in your eyes really, really well.