Rob got candid with our Jerry Penacoli about everything from his marriage and his brother’s bitter breakup to his big return to primetime TV.
Currently, the hunk is starring in the holiday movie “A Perfect Day” on TNT, about a novelist who struggles with balancing fame and family.
Only “Extra” was with Rob and the other cast and crew as they shot the movie in New Orleans, a place Lowe felt compelled to give back to.
“They had such a great film industry up until Hurricane Katrina,” Rob explained. “We were one of the first productions to come back.”
In addition to a TV movie, Rob just joined the all-star cast of the new ABC hit, “Brothers and Sisters.”
“I’ve fallen in love with everybody on that show,” he gushed.
Lowe plays conservative Senator Robert McAlister, a role written just for him.
“When they tell you, ‘We’ve written it for you,’ it’s very scary to pick it up and think, ‘What do they think I’m capable of doing?’ But I was just really flattered,” Rob admitted.
But Rob is not just a big TV star; he is also a huge TV fan who is obsessed with “24.”
“I have the ‘24’ ring tone on my cell phone,” he said.
Now Lowe has even more reason to love “24;” his brother Chad just joined the show.
Rob revealed that he’s impressed by how well Chad is balancing work while dealing with his painful divorce.
“We’re best friends, Chad and I,” Rob said. “This has brought us even closer than we were before. My brother’s decorum and restraint, I only hope that I could be the kind of man that he is.”
As we chatted, Rob also gave “Extra” the lowdown on what makes his marriage work.
“You do a lot of test research beforehand,” he said. “Okay and we all know I did my research -- a lot of research -- and I finally picked somebody great. I picked my best friend.”
Don’t miss Rob on TNT, Dec. 18th in “A Perfect Day.”