Don Johnson Cracks Hysterical Jokes About Upcoming Nash Bridges Revival With Cheech Marin
The new revival of “Nash Bridges” is almost here. And it looks like stars Don Johnson and Cheech Marin are having a lot of fun bringing their characters back to the screen.
While the two actors may feel as young as they were when the show originally aired from 1996 until 2001, they have gotten older. Johnson is now 71 years old. Marin is 75.
And, of course, many actors want to look younger than they are. Here’s where makeup comes into play. This led to a hysterical joke by Don Johnson, according to PEOPLE.
“We’re a little bit older, but you can’t tell. It’s amazing what they can do with smoke and mirrors. Now we use spackle for makeup,” Johnson joked.
Unsurprisingly, Cheech Marin was right there joking along with him. “Or pothole filler. You know those tanks the road crews use?” Marin responded.
The humorous exchange between the two actors continued with Johnson joking that, “Yeah, we call them up early, and they come over and fix the street and our faces.”
Marin also explained that working with Johnson is a lot of fun. “Don is my brother from another mother,” says Marin. “We like being together, and we have a good time,” Marin also said.
Don Johnson also shared details about the close friendship between two popular actors. “We used to run into each other all the time at all the hot spots and at parties, but we didn’t know each other well. So we’d get in the car and start filling in the blanks on stories that we each knew part of. We’d be laughing for 12, 14 hours a day,” Johnson added.
Cheech Marin Said Working with Don Johnson On ‘Nash Bridges’ Revival ‘Was Like Coming Home’
The friendship between the two actors extends away from the sets, the parties, and the cars. In fact, the two actors’ families have grown close over the years. For example, Marin knows Johnson’s daughter, actress Dakota Johnson, well. Dakota visited the set of “Nash Bridges” when she was a youngster.
“I’d always ask her, ‘What did you say your name was, little girl? Potato?’ ‘No!’ ‘Well, why do they call you Potato?’ ‘They don’t call me Potato. Just you.’ Little Potato’s a movie star now!,” Cheech Marin also said.
The revival of “Nash Bridges” is coming in the form of a television movie. It will air on the USA Network on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. (Eastern). If the movie is a success, it is possible that the series could be a reboot.
Getting back together to work on the “Nash Bridges” revival was like riding a bike, according to Marin. “It was like coming home. Don and I are like the Everly Brothers. We harmonize well,” Marin also said.