Chelsea Handler talks Possible Talk Show Return, Children, Cannabis & More. Writer, comedian, documentarian and host Chelsea Handler, who very rarely poses for magazines, invited photographer Mike Rosenthal into the rental home she’s currently staying at in Los Angeles while in the market for a new residence to shoot new cover of the digital publication Story + Rain
Handler spoke candidly to the publication’s editor-in-chief Tamara Rappa, before returning to Los Angeles, “When I go back to LA, I’m moving into a rental house, which is where we’re going to be shooting our cover story…at a house I’ve never been in. I’m on the hunt for a house. I have to get back home, and house hunt. I started looking for a house but I didn’t find one before I left. I figured, ‘Fuck it. I’ll get one when I get home’”.
Thoughts about living in Los Angeles:
I’ve felt like I belonged in Los Angeles from when I was born. I thought New Jersey was not where I was supposed to be. So I’ve always thought that LA is the place for me. It’s such a natural fit. It does feel like home. That’s where I will always consider home, though I spend a lot of time in different places now. I have no desire to live in LA all year round.
When asked about her favorite type of person to interview and returning to a talk show:
“I really like to learn when I’m talking to someone. I’m interested. I want to learn about what they know, and I like studying people. I think it’s interesting to hear about people’s lives. I like interpersonal affairs, all of that stuff. So there’s not a favorite. I was just burned out on celebrities for a while because it was all I did. And I felt like I had so much more to share and so much more to learn. So, yes, I could see myself coming back to [a talk show] now, now that I’ve had enough space from it, and I’m getting to do the projects that I really want to do, projects with meaning. I think I’d have a much clearer vision for how I’d want to proceed with a show like that. It will probably happen at some point.
On evolving and having a growth spurt in her 40’s:
Handler lounging in a Christian Siriano dress.
On her current views on having children and getting married :
No. NO. I’m never going to want kids. It just sounds so terrible to me. I guess someone could persuade me to marry them. That’s something that I could do, and it could be a fun event to have. I’m 46. I wouldn’t put anything past me. I never know what I’m going to do. But I’m not close to being married to anybody.
On her pandemic peeve:
I like how everyone’s masking changes based on whatever event they’re going to. I mean, no one has a mask plan that is across the board for what they do in every situation. Everyone is influenced by another person, or another group of people. It’s just absurd. ‘Oh, are you wearing a mask? I’ll wear a mask.’ People don’t have a mandate for themselves. They’re wearing a mask based on whether you want them to wear a mask. And if left to their own devices, most people wouldn’t be wearing one. So I think that’s a peeve. It’s like, have a plan and fucking stick to it.
On the newest topics she’s interested in and what the expect next:
I’m very interested in death. I’m very interested in parenting. I have a lot to say on parenting, because I have an objective look at all sorts of different kinds of parenting, and I know what’s up. As a single person who chose not to contribute to all of the children in the world, I think I have something to say on the subject. I’m going to do something big with parenting, because I am ready to. The subjects I’m interested in are parenting, death. Anything with travel and learning, and anything involving experiences I haven’t had. All sorts of drugs.
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Chelsea Handler talks Possible Talk Show Return! Chelsea Handler talks Possible Talk Show Return