House star Hugh Laurie opens up about his dry-witted TV persona, battling depression and why he's the ultimate pessimist.
It's raining in Los Angeles, yet Hugh Laurie arrives at the trendy Chateau Marmont Hotel on his motorcycle. He comes in wearing a leather jacket and carrying his helmet.
"In London, we'd consider this a beautiful day" says Laurie, who plays the cantankerous Dr. Gregory House on the hit Fox series House. He runs his hands through his mussed hair, only to mess it up a bit more. "You'd better hope I came on my bike. If I was wearing this helmet in a car, you'd think I was a timid driver.
"Riding my motorcycle around L.A. is like my own video game," he admits. "But unlike many folks at the wheel, I am occupied with getting where I'm going and keeping myself safe. Most people are applying makeup, texting, and checking out the beauty in the next car." ...