Actor Evan Handler on Life After Cancer
How this 'Sex and the City' actor manages career, health, well-being -- and a new baby -- after leukemia.
You and your wife recently had a daughter. How has that changed your perspective on life?
My wife and I have a hyperawareness of the bad things that can happen, and I underestimated how parenthood brings risk back into my life. I am back in touch with feelings that had gone blissfully dormant. We try to keep whatever anxieties we have from bubbling over and we take comfort from the fact that everything is great right now.
Your Sex and the City wife, Charlotte (Kristen Davis), had onscreen fertility problems. After your cancer treatments, you were supposed to be infertile, but that turned out not to be the case. Will there be a similar miracle in the movie?
My wife and I somehow managed to conceive in spite of what was supposed to be fertility problems. There are some things in the movie that are similar to my story.
How much of Harry is Evan Handler?
I don't see myself as that much Harry Goldenblatt, but I'd like to think that the prime qualities that he carries around of being soulful and good-hearted are part of who I am too. I am also really good in bed.