• Playing catty assistants Marc and Amanda or creating their own private gossip code, the real-life friends have a gift for gab
WAS THERE AN INSTANT PLATONIC ATTRACTION?
NEWTON: We had a very similar sense of humor early on. I looked at him and started laughing.
URIE: I had a prosthetic eyebrow [for a Botox scene].
NEWTON: He had me at the eyebrow.
NOW YOU’RE INSEPARABLE.
URIE: We share a brain.
NEWTON: We do share a brain!
URIE: We get the giggles sometimes.
NEWTON: But I get in trouble because he can control the laughter and I can’t. He’ll say something really funny, and they say, “Action,” and I cannot hold it together.
BECKI, HOW DOES YOUR HUSBAND FEEL ABOUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH MICHAEL, WHO’S SINGLE?
NEWTON: He’s so happy that I found someone at work I can be silly with.
URIE: Make out with …
BECKI, DO YOU SET MICHAEL UP ON DATES?
NEWTON: I’ve protected him. I say, “You don’t deserve him!”
WHAT DO YOU DO TOGETHER?
NEWTON: There’s a lot of “bring it” [their code for gossip]. “Vault it” is code for “don’t tell anyone.”
URIE: We’ll text: “Vault it. Bring it. Find me now.”