updated 02/27/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/27/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST
You hadn't met before you were cast. How did you become love-crazy newlyweds?
Wilson: It really was finding the chemistry through the play.
Peet: I don't have chemistry with Patrick. He has chemistry with me.
Wilson: We actually took a chemistry class. [He laughs.]
And what does one do in chemistry class?
Peet: Thumb wrestle.
Wilson: Make potions.
You play Corie and Paul Bratter, a high-strung free spirit and her uptight lawyer husband. Is Patrick as straightlaced as his character?
Peet: He told me he squeezes out all of his toothpaste so that it's not all in a mushy mess in the tube.
Amanda, you've never done Broadway. Have there been any mishaps?
Peet: I couldn't open a door one night.
Wilson: The worst things have been minimal, compared to—
Peet: It's going to get worse?!?!
As a newlywed, Patrick, how does the play get marriage right?
Wilson: The greatest thing to learn about these [characters]—good and bad—is you're jumping in on instinct alone. That's the way I look at my marriage.
Amanda, has this role changed how you'll approach marriage?
Peet: Maybe I'll be less of a drama queen. Now when I try to pick a fight with my fiancé, he's like, "Corie Bratter!' It's awful.
What's the best thing about being onstage?
Peet: Every night, Patrick does some new blowing-his-nose sound or new weird phlegm sound. Soon I'll be so relaxed I might start laughing. But, now, I'm living in fear.