Steve Howey Reveals If He’d Do a ‘Shameless’ or ‘Reba’ Revival

Leaving issues be. Steve Howey doesn’t have a lot curiosity on the subject of reviving a few of his most beloved TV reveals.

“I don’t know. I imply, there was a time the place the producers and Reba [McEntire] had been speaking about redoing that present,” Howey, 45, revealed in an unique interview with Us Weekly whereas chatting about his new CBS sequence, True Lies. “I don t know if I might wanna play Van once more.”

The actor performed former soccer star and loving husband Van Montgomery on the hit sitcom Reba, which ran for six seasons from 2001 to 2007. However as for why he thinks his character shouldn’t be revived, he informed Us, “I really feel like Van would’ve grown up into, be like, the QAnon shaman or one thing,” referring to the January 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Steve Howey on the sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards, February 2023.
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Nonetheless, the Bride Wars star famous that he may additionally see Van go down an analogous path to the one he did on the present, that means he may simply be “an actual property man who simply grows up.” JoAnna Garcia Swisher performed Van’s spouse Cheyenne, the eldest baby of McEntire, 67,  and Christopher Wealthy’s divorced couple Reba and Brock Hart. The sequence additionally starred Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman as Kyra and Jake Hart, respectively, in addition to Melissa Peterman as Brock’s second spouse, Barbra Jean.

He feels the identical manner reviving the present Shameless, on which he performed bartender Kevin Ball all through its 11-season run from 2011 to 2021. However the Sons of Anarchy alum isn’t utterly ruling out the prospect of an onscreen reunion. “Perhaps if we did, like, a one-episode, hour-long reunion, that may be form of cool,” he shared.

Howey — who shares children William, 13, Violet, 8, and Knox, 8, with ex-wife Sarah Shahi — continued: “When you do one thing, I believe it’s like, ‘Let or not it’s.’ We’re within the second, ? We will’t return. We all the time take into consideration this, proper? All of us say, ‘Oh if I knew then what I do know now.’ It’s a fantasy, so you’ll be able to’t return.”

However for followers that could be unhappy on the reality they could not see Kevin and the Gallagher household get collectively for a Shameless revival, they’d be comfortable to know that Howey and the solid proceed to communicate.

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The solid of ‘Shameless’.
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“I speak to Jeremy [Allen White] on a regular basis. I used to be simply at his home a pair weeks in the past,” the One thing Borrowed star acknowledged. “I speak to Shanola [Hampton] on a regular basis. I simply FaceTimed, truly, Ethan Cutkosky — performed Carl — he FaceTimed me to say hello. Each infrequently, I’ll speak to Emma [Kenney] after which Cameron [Monaghan], each infrequently. However yeah, we’re undoubtedly nonetheless very shut.”

It’s his expertise engaged on each these reveals that helped him put together to tackle his newest position, worldwide spy Harry on True Lies. The sequence — based mostly on the 1994 movie of the identical identify starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis — additionally stars Ginger Gonzaga as his spouse, Helen.

“I wouldn’t be capable to play Harry if it wasn’t for my age, my expertise and what I’ve been by,” the New Lady alum defined to Us. “I used to be not mature sufficient to drag this off. I like the thought of enjoying new issues. … There’s a lot that I haven’t finished but in my profession that I can’t actually, I haven’t even considered wanting again. I’m solely wanting now, current after which sooner or later.”

True Lies airs on CBS Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Leanne Aciz Stanton