‘Marriage Just Wasn’t My Thing:’ Denise Vasi Opens Up About Adjusting To The Idea Of Being Married
While some women have fantasized about their wedding day since girlhood, “Single Ladies” actress and newlywed Denise Vasi recently told Rolling Out that for a long time, marriage was the furthest thing from her mind because it wasn’t really her “thing.” Yet somehow, she met her director hubby, Anthony Mandler, fell in love, and all of that changed. The Brooklyn native also tackled rumors of beef between her “Single Ladies” co-stars. Check out her interview highlights below.
“I never really thought about marriage that much. Marriage just wasn’t my thing. I wasn’t the little girl who grew up thinking about the big wedding day. Then you meet somebody and all of that kind of changes.”
On making out on-screen as a married woman:
“Lucky for me my husband [Anthony Mandler] is in the business. He understands that when I’m on set making out with another guy, that’s my job. I’ve dated other guys who didn’t really understand how technical it is.”
On balancing work and her marriage:
“We figured out a system where we both have to balance our careers with being married. He’s a director, so his job takes him all [kinds of] places. When I’m not shooting the show, basically I will follow his schedule and his travel itinerary. When I’m in Atlanta shooting, he comes out and he stays every four to 10 days. So we both work together to balance both of our careers with the marriage. We both get it. It doesn’t even seem difficult to compromise. It’s just how we live our lives. It’s not normal for my family or his family, because they’re not in the business. It seems exciting on the outside, but on the inside you just crave stability.”
On rumored drama on the set of “Single Ladies:”
“You’re four or five months away from your family and friends, so you have no choice but to become like family with the people you work with. Sometimes someone is irritated at something. We’re four women — now that we have Letoya [Luckett] joining the show.”
“I’m not a morning person. So don’t take it personal when I see you in the morning and I’m really quiet and I’m in my headphones and have my cup of tea. And if I’m cranky at any point in the day, just pass me a doughnut and I’ll be your best friend again.”
“We all have a bunch of stuff going on in our lives outside of work and trying to balance it while being away from our families [can be] difficult.”
Catch Denise’s full interview over in Rolling Out.