Cougar Town's Busy Philipps on Travis-Laurie Romance: Bring It On!
The Cul de Sac Crew may be buzzing about the “big issues” coming up for Grayson (Josh Hopkins) and Jules (Courteney Cox) — but TVLine has its sight set on another Cougar Town duo: Laurie (Busy Philipps) and Travis (Dan Byrd.)
Last week, C-Town co-creator Bill Lawrence told TVLine that a Laurie-Travis romance is “a very real possibility” down the line — and now Philipps is chiming in with her support.
“I don’t think [it would be a jump-the-shark moment] because I think it’s weirdly something people have wanted to see since season one,” Philipps tells TVLine. “I think that what people respond to is that Dan and I are friends in real-life and that our ages aren’t that different. So, you see that chemistry come through on camera and people think it should be romantic between the characters.”
Too bad it doesn’t sound like Byrd feels the same way. “He did say it would be like kissing his big sister,” Philipps says of her co-star, who is only six years younger than her in real life. “I kind of know what he means.”
For now, Philipps says she doesn’t care what happens to her character, as long as Cougar Town‘s “incredible writers” keep her lines funny and her plots interesting. “For me, it makes no difference whether my character ends up with Travis or with Jules,” she adds with a laugh.
Are you on board for a Travis-Laurie romance, or is their coupling just a shark waiting to be jumped? Sound off below! (Additional reporting by Megan Masters)