Chris Geere isn’t actually the Worst person – he just plays one on TV.
Geere, 35, made a name for himself as the acerbic British writer who does his best to reject modern romance in You’re the Worst, and with season 3 of the hit FX show now underway, the English actor is quickly earning his spot in Hollywood.
Here are five things to know about the actor.
1. If he wasn’t an actor he would be a graphic designer.
“I got into University for graphic design, but I chose to go to drama school. At first, though, I really didn’t know which I should choose. Was I going to follow my passion but potentially earn no money, or was I going to get a proper job and work in a graphic design studio? I could have done that! Instead, I went down the route of uncertainty with a profession where you don’t always know what your next job will be. But I found the unpredictable aspect of it exciting.”
2. While his character in You’re the Worst might be clueless about love, Geere has it figured out.
“I’ve been married to my wife Jennie for six years and we still discover new stuff about each other every day, so compromise is definitely the secret to making our relationship last. You have to accept each other faults and embrace them – and we both have many. In our vows to each other we said we were going to try to make each other the best that we can be, and that’s what we do. We are flawed and we recognize that and we continually try to better ourselves.”
3. His 3 year-old-son Freddie is one of the funniest people he knows.
“He called me last week and said, ‘There’s a new thing at school where if you’re a good boy you get a green chip and if you’re a naughty boy you get a red cross.’ Well apparently his teacher asked him to put his coat on and he didn’t hear her – this is what he’s said; I think he’s lying – but he didn’t hear her so he got the red cross. He’s telling me this and he goes, ‘So that was a problem.’ Jenny and I are constantly trying discipline him and make him appreciate the difference between good and bad, but when he says something naughty or cheeky it’s hilarious. We are having to turn away and giggle to ourselves.”
4. His hobbies might surprise you.
“I do a lot of woodworking – you wouldn’t guess that would you! I built a tree house for my son last time I was home, which was very fun. I’m quite a big fan of the ‘before-and-after photo’ so I find a project and get to work. We had an old chest of drawers in my house and we were going to throw them out, but I thought, ‘No, I’ll do something with that.’ I turned it into a work bench and a wine rack. I like to do little projects that are as far removed from work as they can be. It’s nice to relax and do something you love.”
5. He considers his You’re the Worst cast mates to be like family.
“We are all very close with each other and we’ve met each other’s partners and it’s lovely to all get together. We get a long so well, which is very strange in this job. It’s a really nice family environment in such a crazy industry. It’s been great, I’m very lucky.”
You’re the Worst airs Wednesdays (10 p.m. ET) on FXX.