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Henry Winkler shares what his ‘Happy Days’ scene-stealer would have thought of his ‘Barry’ character: ‘The Fonz would be upset with Gene’

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Barry Co-star Henry Winkler plays Jean Cousineau. (Photo: HBO)

Henry Winkler, an entertainment fixture since it was on happy Days in the 1970s, which retained relevance for several decades in much talked about projects such as the Screamlist of adam sandler, arrested Development and HBO Barry, at this point, may just occasionally pop up on another show – or not. The checks will keep coming.

But it just wouldn’t be his style. The 77-year-old felt compelled to speak about his personal views on controversial issues that include the need for more gun control and the absurdity of book bans, after the Tennessee House expelled two members following his protests and, for entertainment For, his thoughts on soup,

“I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you exactly,” Winkler tells Yahoo Entertainment why he does it. “We’re in this together on Earth. And that’s our responsibility. Being silent is almost as bad as being passive, as is allowing something you disagree with to exist. I think it’s It’s up to us, it’s a way to help each other. That’s my perspective. What’s your perspective? I think this country needs to listen to each other. And if you hear nothing else, So I think it’s important to hear the fact that you have to go to your eye doctor.”

Winkler is now sharing his family’s experience with the eye disease geographic atrophy, an advanced form of macular degeneration (AMD) and a leading cause of blindness. He has partnered with pharmaceutical brand Apelis this year won FDA approval to encourage older adults to look for a drug that slows the progression of the disease experience changes in their vision So that the same thing does not happen to them.

“When I married Stacey, one of the gifts that came with the wedding was my father-in-law,” says Winkler, who is married to Stacey Weitzman, with whom he shares two adult children and his son from a previous marriage, in 1978 “My father was very strict. (But) here was a man, very tall, very tweedy and a great dentist, with a wonderful sense of humour. And we got along incredibly well. He was my dentist. became a doctor. You’re a dentist, you work in very small spaces. And all of a sudden, his vision started to change. He got AMD…. He couldn’t work in a small space. He had to first had to stop practicing. He couldn’t see his grandson. He asked his son if he still had a beard, because he couldn’t see his son’s face. And I thought, ‘Wow, that’s a It’s a wake-up call. Here’s a guy I really enjoy. I see him retreating into himself.’ And I thought, you know what, now I have a chance to tell people, ‘Go and get your eyes checked. Go to your doctor and get your eyes checked.’

From the Fonz to Jean Cousineau

Winkler will share more in his new memoir, Being Henry… The Fonz and Beyond, which is set to release this fall. The author of several previous books, some of which can be found in the children’s section of the library, says we can expect more from her, Unfiltered.

“I tried to be really honest about who I was and who I am now, how far I was away from the parts of my life that didn’t exist in the world of work and how exciting it is to get back in touch with who you are. ” Winkler says. “I sincerely believe that you know yourself, you know everyone, whoever we are, wherever we come from, for the most part human beings on this earth have a common desire, a common sense to be alive. Let’s share. Keeping in touch with her is exhilarating. I feel terrible I wasted so much time. That’s about as honest as I can keep it.”

However, Winkler’s acting will be the first to headline Barry Sunday debuted its fourth and final season. He of course returned as Gene Cassino, the somewhat greedy and sadistic acting teacher who took Barry under his wing before finding out what his student does when he’s not walking the line. But Jeanne herself is far from a perfect person.

Henry Winkler, Bill Hader and Sarah Goldberg attend HBO’s third season premiere Barry on April 18, 2022 in Culver City, Calif. (Photo: Jesse Grant / Getty Images)

asked what his happy Days Winkler had a definite opinion of what the character Fonzie would think of Gene.

“I think the Fonz was more loyal than Gene,” Winkler says. “I think Fonz would be upset with Gene in the beginning, not paying attention to what he was doing. Fonz was a great mechanic. He prided himself on being able to fix anything. prides itself on paying . , upfront and in cash.”

the end of Barry

in the first two episodes of the last batch of Barry In the episode, we see Jean watching a news conference about Barry’s arrest for the murder of Jean’s girlfriend. When Barry calls Jean from prison to tell him that despite what happened, he still loves Jean, Winkler’s character is unmoved. “I got you,” she told Barry. Jean then went to a reporter with his story and reenacted an epic version of what went down. He was also confronted by Sally (Sarah Goldberg) about why he did not alert her that the man she was living with was the killer. These scenes, as well as the determination that Janice’s father has to find out what really happened to his daughter and NoHo Hank’s conclusion that he must kill Barry, promise that the show will not end quietly.

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in the third season of Barry, Henry Winkler’s character, Jean Cazineau, learns a dark truth. (Photo: Merrick Morton / HBO)

Like fans of the Emmy-winning dark comedy, Winkler, who won one of those trophies for Best Supporting Actor in 2018, hates to see it end. But he gets it.

“I’m very sad. I also believe that (creator and executive producer) Bill (Hader) and Alec (Berg) have taken this to its logical conclusion. I mean, how long can Barry continue ?He’s a deeply flawed, lovely human being,” says Winkler. “I will miss the people not only in front of the camera, but behind the camera as well. You know, when you love your crew, they love you back. I mean, they take care of you like you Can’t believe it. And so I’ll be sad.”

Of course, he’s been through this before, especially with happy Dayswhich aired for 11 seasons from 1974 to 1984, and with arrested Development, Shrewd appeared on the sitcom as sinister lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn for 33 episodes from 2003–2005 during the show’s first run, and again a decade later on its revival.

“You work 16 hours a day with these people,” says the 77-year-old. “You’re with them for years and years and years. In happy Days Case in point, I was with everyone for 10 years! Yet, they are all part of my family today. arrested Development was six Barry There are four. You really depend on these people because you do scenes with them. You have to listen to them. They have to listen to you. This is a big loss. This is a big loss. What I had to learn was, everyone moves on. You stay friendly, you stay warm, but you don’t necessarily always keep in touch.”

<em>happy days </em> Alumni Don Most, Ron Howard, Barbara Marshall, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and Anson Williams reunite on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Rachel Luna / Getty Images)” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/u2fk5SVk2p1uCfCXWBFAQQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MA–/https://s.yimg.com /os/creatr-uploaded-images/2023-04/25462820-da5a-11ed-b35b-060c67baa0b1″/><noscript><img alt=happy days Alumni Don Most, Ron Howard, Barbara Marshall, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and Anson Williams reunite on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Rachel Luna / Getty Images)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/u2fk5SVk2p1uCfCXWBFAQQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MA–/https://s.yimg.com/os /creatr-uploaded-images/2023-04/25462820-da5a-11ed-b35b-060c67baa0b1″ class=”caas-img”/>

happy Days Alumni Don Most, Ron Howard, Barbara Marshall, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and Anson Williams reunite on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Rachel Luna / Getty Images)

happy Days The cast has reunited over the years, in a world where TV looks much different than it did when the Garry Marshall-created sitcom first aired.

“The difference,” Winkler explains, “sometimes it’s the technology of how it’s made, how big of a station you can be on, but making a show, entertaining? It takes a great idea. That It takes amazing people to bring up great people.” Ideas to life, an amazing group of actors who can interpret a script and then add who they are to the script and bring it to life, that hasn’t changed.”



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