In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter, one of the show’s directors, Bob Weide, recounted that fateful day in the audition room. Scene Hines is asked to attend an employee training seminar in which one of the trainers asked the new hires what they would do if disaster struck the workplace. Weide went on to explain:
“[The trainer] will say, ‘OK, so there’s an earthquake and the water’s cut off, there’s no running water in your office and you can’t get out. You are thirsty, what should you do? ‘ Cheryl replied: “Well, I suppose if you get jostled, you can drink your own urine.” The room became really quiet and everyone was staring at her. And the guy looked at her and said, ‘Well, okay, I was thinking more about leaving water in the room or you know, maybe taking a faucet off the back of the fridge and drinking water. in that way.’ Cheryl said, “Oh, yes.” And then I remember the saying that really killed me: ‘Well, I said push to shove.’ “
Hines explained that she “didn’t know what I was auditioning for, because it was all very vague”, but her quick wits and improvisation helped her land the epic role. That helps her have great chemistry with David on screen so that even if they sometimes look like a mismatched couple, their ease with each other makes the marriage real. their fiction. Hines said: “I met Larry, and I really liked him.
To this day, Weide still remembers Hines’ suggestion that another actor drink their own urine. It’s the kind of audition you don’t really forget. Weide said, “I just [thought] This girl is really, really funny. And that line, ‘I said if pushing to shoving,’ came out [Hines] a profession.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/1004463/cheryl-hines-got-cast-in-curb-your-enthusiasm-by-suggesting-someone-drink-their-urine/ Cheryl Hines curbed your enthusiasm for asking someone to drink their urine