As someone who exists in Hollywood, do you ever have a burning desire to spend one day just becoming that character and being painfully honest?
Livingston: When we're shooting I feel like I get to do it for two months at work. Even if put it down when I come home and try not to take it out on my kids, it's still 12 hours a day I'm Loudermilk and maybe a couple of hours a day before I go to sleep I'm back to being Ron. So it's really freeing, and it is really, really fun.
In addition to Loudermilk, you've got A Million Little Things and The Romanoffs. How are you everywhere right now?
Livingston: Yeah, it's a little bit like a rogue wave. It's one of those things where a few things came together and happened at the same time. They just sort of erupted around September and October. There were two months where I was doing Loudermilk and A Million Little Things, then spending Sunday with my kids, and then right back at it again. But it was two months, and anyone can do anything for two months.
You've had great parts in some indelible projects over the years. Is there one role that people seem to always want to talk you about?
Livingston: It used to be that way, but I feel like enough time has gone by that a lot of the audiences have cross-pollinated and I think it's really more about, "Okay, which one was playing this week somewhere on cable?"
Given all the reboots and remakes of old properties making comebacks, is there one role you'd love to take another stab at?
Livingston: Well, always the bad ones. Any of the bad ones that I could have another crack at, those would probably be the ones that would come to mind but the ones...