Mark Consuelos Loves It When ‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Discussion Is ‘Off the Rails’April 21, 2023
The new ‘Live’ co-host talks about replacing Ryan Seacrest on wife Kelly Ripa’s television show and dishes on his approach to chatting in front of camera.
AceShowbiz –Mark Consuelos claims “Live with Kelly and Mark” has gone “off the rails.” The “All My Children” actor, 52, began helming the hit ABC morning show with his wife Kelly Ripa, also 52, this week after Ryan Seacrest, 48, stepped away from the co-hosting spot in February after a six-year run, and says he thinks the show is fun and “irreverent” so his strategy is to try to be in the moment while presenting.
“I can’t do tomorrow’s show now, I can’t do yesterday’s show over again. If it’s great, great. If it’s not so great, we’ll try better next time. And that’s been my approach. Just kind of be in the moment,” he told SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” with Julia Cunningham.
He added about the show being “irreverent,” “I enjoy the first 20 minutes so much. We often have five or six different things we’re gonna talk about. And I love the days when we get to none of those and we go off on some left turn to Albuquerque and it’s just off the rails and we go back and it’s not even when we talk about our shared lives together. Maybe when we’re both kids in different worlds and talking about our experiences. That’s what I love about the show.”
Mark, who has children Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 20, with Kelly, also said about sharing a “telepathy” with his wife about which topics are appropriate, “I think we’ve got a pretty good sense of what that line is.”
“It’ll probably move back and forth a little bit, you know? But we haven’t had too many discussions about, ‘OK, well that’s off limits, right?’ I think it’s just kind of in our brains. We often have conversations with us just looking at each other, like, ‘Are we gonna do this?’ Or ‘No, we’re not doing this. Of course we’re not doing this.’ So we have… we have that telepathy that married couples after 27 years kind of do.”
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