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Michelle Williams Gets Candid On Battle With Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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By Annie Reuter

(RADIO.COM) – Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams spoke candidly about suffering from depression at the height of the group’s fame during an appearance on The Talk on Wednesday.

“I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that I’ve been suffering from depression,” said the singer. “At that age, I didn’t know what to call it.”

“For years, I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression,” she continued. “When I disclosed it to our manager at the time, bless his heart, he was like, ‘Y’all just signed a multi-million dollar deal and you’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?’ So I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I’m just tired.’”

“I was suicidal,” Williams admitted. “I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, ‘I’m the provider, I take care of people. I’m not supposed to be feeling this way. What do I do?’ And I wanted out.”

These days, Williams is doing better and says she has released those thoughts, “I want to normalize this conversation,” she said. The singer also praised Demi Lovato, who speaks candidly about her own struggles with depression in her recently released documentary Simply Complicated.

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“When he read that disadvantage…I knew it was going to hurt me.” ‘Survivor’ Castoff Alan Ball: Post Elimination Q&A

CBS Local – Last night’s episode of ‘Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers’ introduced us to a new twist in the game: the secret “disadvantage.”  We talked to the castoff who felt the brunt of that disadvantage, former NFL player Alan Ball. Here’s his unique perspective (as told to CBS Local’s Adam Bloom and Samantha Bennet) on sharing an island with Joe, and that surprising tribal council. Castoff: Alan Ball SB: We’ve seen a lot of advantages on “Survivor” but last night was the first time you saw a disadvantage. How does that feel to be part of that “Survivor” history even though it didn’t turn out so well for you? A: It sucked! They rolled something out and I’m the one that goes home as a result – I mean it obviously sucks. But it was cool. When that came out – I felt right then that this is so crazy that I’m probably going home right now. Before they played the idol – when I heard Devon read the disadvantage – things are shaping up for me to go home. This is getting strange – I’m going home. That’s when I started to feel that. AB: I recall in your post game in the interview – you had speculated that Devon might have had something to do with that advantage, but now you see how it played out. How did he make you feel? A: I felt Devon was a good guy. It eased me on thinking he wasn’t. My suspicion was Devon was somebody that we had the same goal and that was getting rid of Joe and Desi. When he read it – it was like I didn’t know where he was at. So this could go either way going into tribal. When he read that disadvantage – it didn’t put me at ease because I knew it was going to hurt me. But at the end of the day watching the show – it made me feel better that I knew I could trust Devon going in. So I felt at ease with the fact that I was right about who he was and how he was playing the game. It put me at ease in a sense of who he was. SB: It seemed like last night had two tribal councils – the actual official one and then the crazy stuff that happened on the beach. For us on the couch watching TV seemed really crazy – but it must have been nuts in person! A: Yeah it’s tough for them to show everything that goes on in that little amount of time. Tribal was intense but the conversation on the beach was more intense. I was known as the crazy guy and as I’m sitting there – I’m not even the one being crazy. Most of the time – I get all of the ruckus started if I want to. It was getting away from me! That’s why at the end I walked off – I’m like look – I can’t even handle this one. This is getting out of reach for me and it was intense. I think those couple of days after we switched tribes were intense. I was annoyed the entire time – Joe was so annoying. It was all weighing me down and when they got to tribal all of that weight just came out. No matter what happened – I was voting for Joe. I didn’t care at that point. This tribe isn’t going to last with him and I in it – I can’t take him anymore. He has to go or I have to go so we have to figure it out and the votes are going to lie how they’re going to lie. AB: I loved the way you handled it at the beach where you confront Joe saying: ‘Who do you want then?’ A: He threw it out there. It baffled me. How do you bring something up and expect everybody else to roll out all of the information that you want them to roll out but you sit there and not say anything? So if you’re going to start this conversation – you keep it going. No one else had anything to say but you. At the end of the day – talk about it. Say what you want to say – say how you feel. Don’t beat around the bush – say what you feel because I’m going to say what I feel no matter what. Don’t sit up and say you’re like me and you say what you feel – then you beat around the bush – because you’re not like me if that’s the case. So say what you feel! AB: I thought handled that beautifully. A: Thank you! SB: Unfortunately, your time on “Survivor” was cut short but what was your favorite part about playing this game? A: There’s so much. It was definitely a fun game – I didn’t expect it to be that fun. My favorite part was just being out there. A lot of times in our everyday lives we don’t realize how blessed and fortunate we are. We keep a cell phone on our person at all times. We always have access to things that we want. We’re always able to do the things that we want to do. Just to be put out there and not be able to do the things that you want to do but instead do the things that you can do to make things work if that makes sense. That tranquillity of being out there being away – the nights were beautiful. I’ve never watched a moon go from one side of the sky to the other side of the sky. I’ve never been in a situation where the moon was my light for the night and sitting by the fire. I think those moments for me were the best because the world just slowed down. I think it’s a beautiful thing to see how if you really just embrace nature. What a beautiful thing it is. There’s so many distractions in our everyday lives that we don’t get to see that enough. That was the best part for me. AB: On the flip side – what was the most difficult challenge about being out there? A: Having to work with and be in the same tribe as Joe. AB: I really hope we get to see you again. Would you want to play the game again if you have the opportunity? A: Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any question in my mind and I don’t think there’s any question in my wife’s mind. I think she’d be happy to see me and I’d be happy to go. So there’s no question in my mind if I would do it again – absolutely. I would love to.  

“When he read that disadvantage…I knew it was going to hurt me.” ‘Survivor’ Castoff Alan Ball: Post Elimination Q&A

CBS Local – Last night’s episode of ‘Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers’ introduced us to a new twist in the game: the secret “disadvantage.”  We talked to the castoff who felt the brunt of that disadvantage, former NFL player Alan Ball. Here’s his unique perspective (as told to CBS Local’s Adam Bloom and Samantha Bennet) on sharing an island with Joe, and that surprising tribal council. Castoff: Alan Ball SB: We’ve seen a lot of advantages on “Survivor” but last night was the first time you saw a disadvantage. How does that feel to be part of that “Survivor” history even though it didn’t turn out so well for you? A: It sucked! They rolled something out and I’m the one that goes home as a result – I mean it obviously sucks. But it was cool. When that came out – I felt right then that this is so crazy that I’m probably going home right now. Before they played the idol – when I heard Devon read the disadvantage – things are shaping up for me to go home. This is getting strange – I’m going home. That’s when I started to feel that. AB: I recall in your post game in the interview – you had speculated that Devon might have had something to do with that advantage, but now you see how it played out. How did he make you feel? A: I felt Devon was a good guy. It eased me on thinking he wasn’t. My suspicion was Devon was somebody that we had the same goal and that was getting rid of Joe and Desi. When he read it – it was like I didn’t know where he was at. So this could go either way going into tribal. When he read that disadvantage – it didn’t put me at ease because I knew it was going to hurt me. But at the end of the day watching the show – it made me feel better that I knew I could trust Devon going in. So I felt at ease with the fact that I was right about who he was and how he was playing the game. It put me at ease in a sense of who he was. SB: It seemed like last night had two tribal councils – the actual official one and then the crazy stuff that happened on the beach. For us on the couch watching TV seemed really crazy – but it must have been nuts in person! A: Yeah it’s tough for them to show everything that goes on in that little amount of time. Tribal was intense but the conversation on the beach was more intense. I was known as the crazy guy and as I’m sitting there – I’m not even the one being crazy. Most of the time – I get all of the ruckus started if I want to. It was getting away from me! That’s why at the end I walked off – I’m like look – I can’t even handle this one. This is getting out of reach for me and it was intense. I think those couple of days after we switched tribes were intense. I was annoyed the entire time – Joe was so annoying. It was all weighing me down and when they got to tribal all of that weight just came out. No matter what happened – I was voting for Joe. I didn’t care at that point. This tribe isn’t going to last with him and I in it – I can’t take him anymore. He has to go or I have to go so we have to figure it out and the votes are going to lie how they’re going to lie. AB: I loved the way you handled it at the beach where you confront Joe saying: ‘Who do you want then?’ A: He threw it out there. It baffled me. How do you bring something up and expect everybody else to roll out all of the information that you want them to roll out but you sit there and not say anything? So if you’re going to start this conversation – you keep it going. No one else had anything to say but you. At the end of the day – talk about it. Say what you want to say – say how you feel. Don’t beat around the bush – say what you feel because I’m going to say what I feel no matter what. Don’t sit up and say you’re like me and you say what you feel – then you beat around the bush – because you’re not like me if that’s the case. So say what you feel! AB: I thought handled that beautifully. A: Thank you! SB: Unfortunately, your time on “Survivor” was cut short but what was your favorite part about playing this game? A: There’s so much. It was definitely a fun game – I didn’t expect it to be that fun. My favorite part was just being out there. A lot of times in our everyday lives we don’t realize how blessed and fortunate we are. We keep a cell phone on our person at all times. We always have access to things that we want. We’re always able to do the things that we want to do. Just to be put out there and not be able to do the things that you want to do but instead do the things that you can do to make things work if that makes sense. That tranquillity of being out there being away – the nights were beautiful. I’ve never watched a moon go from one side of the sky to the other side of the sky. I’ve never been in a situation where the moon was my light for the night and sitting by the fire. I think those moments for me were the best because the world just slowed down. I think it’s a beautiful thing to see how if you really just embrace nature. What a beautiful thing it is. There’s so many distractions in our everyday lives that we don’t get to see that enough. That was the best part for me. AB: On the flip side – what was the most difficult challenge about being out there? A: Having to work with and be in the same tribe as Joe. AB: I really hope we get to see you again. Would you want to play the game again if you have the opportunity? A: Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any question in my mind and I don’t think there’s any question in my wife’s mind. I think she’d be happy to see me and I’d be happy to go. So there’s no question in my mind if I would do it again – absolutely. I would love to.  

“When he read that disadvantage…I knew it was going to hurt me.” ‘Survivor’ Castoff Alan Ball: Post Elimination Q&A

CBS Local – Last night’s episode of ‘Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers’ introduced us to a new twist in the game: the secret “disadvantage.”  We talked to the castoff who felt the brunt of that disadvantage, former NFL player Alan Ball. Here’s his unique perspective (as told to CBS Local’s Adam Bloom and Samantha Bennet) on sharing an island with Joe, and that surprising tribal council. Castoff: Alan Ball SB: We’ve seen a lot of advantages on “Survivor” but last night was the first time you saw a disadvantage. How does that feel to be part of that “Survivor” history even though it didn’t turn out so well for you? A: It sucked! They rolled something out and I’m the one that goes home as a result – I mean it obviously sucks. But it was cool. When that came out – I felt right then that this is so crazy that I’m probably going home right now. Before they played the idol – when I heard Devon read the disadvantage – things are shaping up for me to go home. This is getting strange – I’m going home. That’s when I started to feel that. AB: I recall in your post game in the interview – you had speculated that Devon might have had something to do with that advantage, but now you see how it played out. How did he make you feel? A: I felt Devon was a good guy. It eased me on thinking he wasn’t. My suspicion was Devon was somebody that we had the same goal and that was getting rid of Joe and Desi. When he read it – it was like I didn’t know where he was at. So this could go either way going into tribal. When he read that disadvantage – it didn’t put me at ease because I knew it was going to hurt me. But at the end of the day watching the show – it made me feel better that I knew I could trust Devon going in. So I felt at ease with the fact that I was right about who he was and how he was playing the game. It put me at ease in a sense of who he was. SB: It seemed like last night had two tribal councils – the actual official one and then the crazy stuff that happened on the beach. For us on the couch watching TV seemed really crazy – but it must have been nuts in person! A: Yeah it’s tough for them to show everything that goes on in that little amount of time. Tribal was intense but the conversation on the beach was more intense. I was known as the crazy guy and as I’m sitting there – I’m not even the one being crazy. Most of the time – I get all of the ruckus started if I want to. It was getting away from me! That’s why at the end I walked off – I’m like look – I can’t even handle this one. This is getting out of reach for me and it was intense. I think those couple of days after we switched tribes were intense. I was annoyed the entire time – Joe was so annoying. It was all weighing me down and when they got to tribal all of that weight just came out. No matter what happened – I was voting for Joe. I didn’t care at that point. This tribe isn’t going to last with him and I in it – I can’t take him anymore. He has to go or I have to go so we have to figure it out and the votes are going to lie how they’re going to lie. AB: I loved the way you handled it at the beach where you confront Joe saying: ‘Who do you want then?’ A: He threw it out there. It baffled me. How do you bring something up and expect everybody else to roll out all of the information that you want them to roll out but you sit there and not say anything? So if you’re going to start this conversation – you keep it going. No one else had anything to say but you. At the end of the day – talk about it. Say what you want to say – say how you feel. Don’t beat around the bush – say what you feel because I’m going to say what I feel no matter what. Don’t sit up and say you’re like me and you say what you feel – then you beat around the bush – because you’re not like me if that’s the case. So say what you feel! AB: I thought handled that beautifully. A: Thank you! SB: Unfortunately, your time on “Survivor” was cut short but what was your favorite part about playing this game? A: There’s so much. It was definitely a fun game – I didn’t expect it to be that fun. My favorite part was just being out there. A lot of times in our everyday lives we don’t realize how blessed and fortunate we are. We keep a cell phone on our person at all times. We always have access to things that we want. We’re always able to do the things that we want to do. Just to be put out there and not be able to do the things that you want to do but instead do the things that you can do to make things work if that makes sense. That tranquillity of being out there being away – the nights were beautiful. I’ve never watched a moon go from one side of the sky to the other side of the sky. I’ve never been in a situation where the moon was my light for the night and sitting by the fire. I think those moments for me were the best because the world just slowed down. I think it’s a beautiful thing to see how if you really just embrace nature. What a beautiful thing it is. There’s so many distractions in our everyday lives that we don’t get to see that enough. That was the best part for me. AB: On the flip side – what was the most difficult challenge about being out there? A: Having to work with and be in the same tribe as Joe. AB: I really hope we get to see you again. Would you want to play the game again if you have the opportunity? A: Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any question in my mind and I don’t think there’s any question in my wife’s mind. I think she’d be happy to see me and I’d be happy to go. So there’s no question in my mind if I would do it again – absolutely. I would love to.  

“When he read that disadvantage…I knew it was going to hurt me.” ‘Survivor’ Castoff Alan Ball: Post Elimination Q&A

CBS Local – Last night’s episode of ‘Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers’ introduced us to a new twist in the game: the secret “disadvantage.”  We talked to the castoff who felt the brunt of that disadvantage, former NFL player Alan Ball. Here’s his unique perspective (as told to CBS Local’s Adam Bloom and Samantha Bennet) on sharing an island with Joe, and that surprising tribal council. Castoff: Alan Ball SB: We’ve seen a lot of advantages on “Survivor” but last night was the first time you saw a disadvantage. How does that feel to be part of that “Survivor” history even though it didn’t turn out so well for you? A: It sucked! They rolled something out and I’m the one that goes home as a result – I mean it obviously sucks. But it was cool. When that came out – I felt right then that this is so crazy that I’m probably going home right now. Before they played the idol – when I heard Devon read the disadvantage – things are shaping up for me to go home. This is getting strange – I’m going home. That’s when I started to feel that. AB: I recall in your post game in the interview – you had speculated that Devon might have had something to do with that advantage, but now you see how it played out. How did he make you feel? A: I felt Devon was a good guy. It eased me on thinking he wasn’t. My suspicion was Devon was somebody that we had the same goal and that was getting rid of Joe and Desi. When he read it – it was like I didn’t know where he was at. So this could go either way going into tribal. When he read that disadvantage – it didn’t put me at ease because I knew it was going to hurt me. But at the end of the day watching the show – it made me feel better that I knew I could trust Devon going in. So I felt at ease with the fact that I was right about who he was and how he was playing the game. It put me at ease in a sense of who he was. SB: It seemed like last night had two tribal councils – the actual official one and then the crazy stuff that happened on the beach. For us on the couch watching TV seemed really crazy – but it must have been nuts in person! A: Yeah it’s tough for them to show everything that goes on in that little amount of time. Tribal was intense but the conversation on the beach was more intense. I was known as the crazy guy and as I’m sitting there – I’m not even the one being crazy. Most of the time – I get all of the ruckus started if I want to. It was getting away from me! That’s why at the end I walked off – I’m like look – I can’t even handle this one. This is getting out of reach for me and it was intense. I think those couple of days after we switched tribes were intense. I was annoyed the entire time – Joe was so annoying. It was all weighing me down and when they got to tribal all of that weight just came out. No matter what happened – I was voting for Joe. I didn’t care at that point. This tribe isn’t going to last with him and I in it – I can’t take him anymore. He has to go or I have to go so we have to figure it out and the votes are going to lie how they’re going to lie. AB: I loved the way you handled it at the beach where you confront Joe saying: ‘Who do you want then?’ A: He threw it out there. It baffled me. How do you bring something up and expect everybody else to roll out all of the information that you want them to roll out but you sit there and not say anything? So if you’re going to start this conversation – you keep it going. No one else had anything to say but you. At the end of the day – talk about it. Say what you want to say – say how you feel. Don’t beat around the bush – say what you feel because I’m going to say what I feel no matter what. Don’t sit up and say you’re like me and you say what you feel – then you beat around the bush – because you’re not like me if that’s the case. So say what you feel! AB: I thought handled that beautifully. A: Thank you! SB: Unfortunately, your time on “Survivor” was cut short but what was your favorite part about playing this game? A: There’s so much. It was definitely a fun game – I didn’t expect it to be that fun. My favorite part was just being out there. A lot of times in our everyday lives we don’t realize how blessed and fortunate we are. We keep a cell phone on our person at all times. We always have access to things that we want. We’re always able to do the things that we want to do. Just to be put out there and not be able to do the things that you want to do but instead do the things that you can do to make things work if that makes sense. That tranquillity of being out there being away – the nights were beautiful. I’ve never watched a moon go from one side of the sky to the other side of the sky. I’ve never been in a situation where the moon was my light for the night and sitting by the fire. I think those moments for me were the best because the world just slowed down. I think it’s a beautiful thing to see how if you really just embrace nature. What a beautiful thing it is. There’s so many distractions in our everyday lives that we don’t get to see that enough. That was the best part for me. AB: On the flip side – what was the most difficult challenge about being out there? A: Having to work with and be in the same tribe as Joe. AB: I really hope we get to see you again. Would you want to play the game again if you have the opportunity? A: Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any question in my mind and I don’t think there’s any question in my wife’s mind. I think she’d be happy to see me and I’d be happy to go. So there’s no question in my mind if I would do it again – absolutely. I would love to.  

Watch The Trailer For ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’

VIDEO: Check out a preview here…
 
By Robyn Collins

(RADIO.COM) – CBS is scheduled to release Michael Jackson’s Halloween just in time for the spooky holiday.

Related: Guide To Halloween

The animated adventure features the voices of voices of Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, Lucy Liu, as well as other stars yet to be revealed. The soundtrack will consist of songs from the pop icon’s catalog of hits.

Michael Jackson’s Halloween airs October 27 at 8pm on CBS / KPIX 5.

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‘Ron Is Used To Getting His Way’: Brad Garrett On Butting Heads With Dr. Bull

Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) isn’t the type to relinquish control. But neither is Ron Getman (Brad Garrett), the attorney Bull hires to defend him in a trial on episode four of this season of Bull. Brad Garrett spoke to CBS Local about his experience joining the cast of Bull as tonight’s guest star and what it was like butting heads with Michael Weatherly in tonight’s episode.   You’re guest starring in the next episode of Bull where you’ll be playing Dr. Bull’s attorney, Ron Getman. What drew you to this role and made you want to join the cast for this episode? It comes down to the wonderful writing. They approached me with this idea that they had come up with, to play this eccentric polar opposite of Bull in a case where he needed a strong type of alpha dog attorney. They sent me the script and I was honored and on-board. I thought it was a great dynamic for them to have. Ron definitely seems like he’s not afraid to challenge his client. Is this going to be a smooth trial for Bull? I don’t think it’s going to be smooth because Bull likes to run the show. I think that’s one of the fun things that unravels in the episode. Ron Getman is used to getting his way and Bull is used to getting his way. That’s where a lot of the fun and energy emanates from. Hopefully, Bull will listen in the end. He does listen in the end, right? I haven’t seen it. [laughs] We’ll see. You and Michael seem like you have a lot of fun going back and forth on-screen. What was it like working with him and the rest of the cast? I know this sounds cliche, but it was such a great group. We had a lot of fun. The cast, the crew, everyone was great. And of course, that comes from the top. Michael has a great rapport with everyone. It’s loose, it’s fun, we were able to try things. The director was open to some parts where we were able to improv a little bit. Michael’s a very available actor. He’s focused, he’s right there. It felt like a very natural transition for me. Everyone was very welcoming. We really had a blast. It was a lot of fun and I was said to see it go at the end of the day. It was a great experience. How do you approach a guest role for a show that’s been on for some time? Is there a special freedom in being able to come in and add your own flavor to a new character that’s not a regular? That’s a great question. There is some of that freedom, but you need to stay true and loyal to the writing. They knew I had a little bit of an improv way of working and they were open to that. You shoot it a couple ways the way they want it, and then you maybe do a take or two a little looser with some ideas you have. It was very collaborative. As far as a guest star coming aboard, you hopefully complement the show by your role and know what your place is. We look forward to seeing Ron’s place when the episode airs. Thanks a lot for talking to us. Thanks a lot!   Bull airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS. Brad Garrett guest stars tonight. For more info, check your local listings.

‘Ron Is Used To Getting His Way’: Brad Garrett On Butting Heads With Dr. Bull

Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) isn’t the type to relinquish control. But neither is Ron Getman (Brad Garrett), the attorney Bull hires to defend him in a trial on episode four of this season of Bull. Brad Garrett spoke to CBS Local about his experience joining the cast of Bull as tonight’s guest star and what it was like butting heads with Michael Weatherly in tonight’s episode.   You’re guest starring in the next episode of Bull where you’ll be playing Dr. Bull’s attorney, Ron Getman. What drew you to this role and made you want to join the cast for this episode? It comes down to the wonderful writing. They approached me with this idea that they had come up with, to play this eccentric polar opposite of Bull in a case where he needed a strong type of alpha dog attorney. They sent me the script and I was honored and on-board. I thought it was a great dynamic for them to have. Ron definitely seems like he’s not afraid to challenge his client. Is this going to be a smooth trial for Bull? I don’t think it’s going to be smooth because Bull likes to run the show. I think that’s one of the fun things that unravels in the episode. Ron Getman is used to getting his way and Bull is used to getting his way. That’s where a lot of the fun and energy emanates from. Hopefully, Bull will listen in the end. He does listen in the end, right? I haven’t seen it. [laughs] We’ll see. You and Michael seem like you have a lot of fun going back and forth on-screen. What was it like working with him and the rest of the cast? I know this sounds cliche, but it was such a great group. We had a lot of fun. The cast, the crew, everyone was great. And of course, that comes from the top. Michael has a great rapport with everyone. It’s loose, it’s fun, we were able to try things. The director was open to some parts where we were able to improv a little bit. Michael’s a very available actor. He’s focused, he’s right there. It felt like a very natural transition for me. Everyone was very welcoming. We really had a blast. It was a lot of fun and I was said to see it go at the end of the day. It was a great experience. How do you approach a guest role for a show that’s been on for some time? Is there a special freedom in being able to come in and add your own flavor to a new character that’s not a regular? That’s a great question. There is some of that freedom, but you need to stay true and loyal to the writing. They knew I had a little bit of an improv way of working and they were open to that. You shoot it a couple ways the way they want it, and then you maybe do a take or two a little looser with some ideas you have. It was very collaborative. As far as a guest star coming aboard, you hopefully complement the show by your role and know what your place is. We look forward to seeing Ron’s place when the episode airs. Thanks a lot for talking to us. Thanks a lot!   Bull airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS. Brad Garrett guest stars tonight. For more info, check your local listings.

‘Ron Is Used To Getting His Way’: Brad Garrett On Butting Heads With Dr. Bull

Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) isn’t the type to relinquish control. But neither is Ron Getman (Brad Garrett), the attorney Bull hires to defend him in a trial on episode four of this season of Bull. Brad Garrett spoke to CBS Local about his experience joining the cast of Bull as tonight’s guest star and what it was like butting heads with Michael Weatherly in tonight’s episode.   You’re guest starring in the next episode of Bull where you’ll be playing Dr. Bull’s attorney, Ron Getman. What drew you to this role and made you want to join the cast for this episode? It comes down to the wonderful writing. They approached me with this idea that they had come up with, to play this eccentric polar opposite of Bull in a case where he needed a strong type of alpha dog attorney. They sent me the script and I was honored and on-board. I thought it was a great dynamic for them to have. Ron definitely seems like he’s not afraid to challenge his client. Is this going to be a smooth trial for Bull? I don’t think it’s going to be smooth because Bull likes to run the show. I think that’s one of the fun things that unravels in the episode. Ron Getman is used to getting his way and Bull is used to getting his way. That’s where a lot of the fun and energy emanates from. Hopefully, Bull will listen in the end. He does listen in the end, right? I haven’t seen it. [laughs] We’ll see. You and Michael seem like you have a lot of fun going back and forth on-screen. What was it like working with him and the rest of the cast? I know this sounds cliche, but it was such a great group. We had a lot of fun. The cast, the crew, everyone was great. And of course, that comes from the top. Michael has a great rapport with everyone. It’s loose, it’s fun, we were able to try things. The director was open to some parts where we were able to improv a little bit. Michael’s a very available actor. He’s focused, he’s right there. It felt like a very natural transition for me. Everyone was very welcoming. We really had a blast. It was a lot of fun and I was said to see it go at the end of the day. It was a great experience. How do you approach a guest role for a show that’s been on for some time? Is there a special freedom in being able to come in and add your own flavor to a new character that’s not a regular? That’s a great question. There is some of that freedom, but you need to stay true and loyal to the writing. They knew I had a little bit of an improv way of working and they were open to that. You shoot it a couple ways the way they want it, and then you maybe do a take or two a little looser with some ideas you have. It was very collaborative. As far as a guest star coming aboard, you hopefully complement the show by your role and know what your place is. We look forward to seeing Ron’s place when the episode airs. Thanks a lot for talking to us. Thanks a lot!   Bull airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS. Brad Garrett guest stars tonight. For more info, check your local listings.

‘Ron Is Used To Getting His Way’: Brad Garrett On Butting Heads With Dr. Bull

Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) isn’t the type to relinquish control. But neither is Ron Getman (Brad Garrett), the attorney Bull hires to defend him in a trial on episode four of this season of Bull. Brad Garrett spoke to CBS Local about his experience joining the cast of Bull as tonight’s guest star and what it was like butting heads with Michael Weatherly in tonight’s episode.   You’re guest starring in the next episode of Bull where you’ll be playing Dr. Bull’s attorney, Ron Getman. What drew you to this role and made you want to join the cast for this episode? It comes down to the wonderful writing. They approached me with this idea that they had come up with, to play this eccentric polar opposite of Bull in a case where he needed a strong type of alpha dog attorney. They sent me the script and I was honored and on-board. I thought it was a great dynamic for them to have. Ron definitely seems like he’s not afraid to challenge his client. Is this going to be a smooth trial for Bull? I don’t think it’s going to be smooth because Bull likes to run the show. I think that’s one of the fun things that unravels in the episode. Ron Getman is used to getting his way and Bull is used to getting his way. That’s where a lot of the fun and energy emanates from. Hopefully, Bull will listen in the end. He does listen in the end, right? I haven’t seen it. [laughs] We’ll see. You and Michael seem like you have a lot of fun going back and forth on-screen. What was it like working with him and the rest of the cast? I know this sounds cliche, but it was such a great group. We had a lot of fun. The cast, the crew, everyone was great. And of course, that comes from the top. Michael has a great rapport with everyone. It’s loose, it’s fun, we were able to try things. The director was open to some parts where we were able to improv a little bit. Michael’s a very available actor. He’s focused, he’s right there. It felt like a very natural transition for me. Everyone was very welcoming. We really had a blast. It was a lot of fun and I was said to see it go at the end of the day. It was a great experience. How do you approach a guest role for a show that’s been on for some time? Is there a special freedom in being able to come in and add your own flavor to a new character that’s not a regular? That’s a great question. There is some of that freedom, but you need to stay true and loyal to the writing. They knew I had a little bit of an improv way of working and they were open to that. You shoot it a couple ways the way they want it, and then you maybe do a take or two a little looser with some ideas you have. It was very collaborative. As far as a guest star coming aboard, you hopefully complement the show by your role and know what your place is. We look forward to seeing Ron’s place when the episode airs. Thanks a lot for talking to us. Thanks a lot!   Bull airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS. Brad Garrett guest stars tonight. For more info, check your local listings.