William H. Macy Discusses Wife Felicity Huffman’s Return to TV on ‘Criminal Minds’ (Exclusive)

Published: 9:42 PM PDT, May 2, 2024

William H. Macy has a lot to celebrate these days – from its own introduction to the blockbuster Planet of the Apes franchise to woman Felicity Huffmans return to television.

Macy walked the red carpet at the world premiere of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Thursday at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood — but that was it his wife’s new gig which he excitedly marveled at when speaking to ET’s Ash Crossan.

“It was great! I went to see her on set a few times… and she had a great time,” Macy said of Huffman’s experience working on the second season of Criminal Minds: Evolution. ‘I also think she did a great job. I’m really glad she’s working.’

According to Macy, he and Huffman have long bonded over their craft and help each other as actors.

“We talk the talk and walk the walk. We give each other scripts and we give each other notes,” he said. “Somehow we make it work.”

“My daughter, Sophia, is also an actor, and both of my children grew up around the breakfast table, talking about theater and acting all the time,” Macy added.

Macy and share two daughters: 23-year-old Sophia Grace and 22-year-old Georgia Grace.

William H. Macy walks the red carpet at the world premiere of ‘Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes’ in Hollywood on May 2, 2024.Jon Kopaloff/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

While fans will soon see Huffman’s return to primetime, Macy will be making his debut in the Planet of the Apes franchise with this latest installment, and the critically acclaimed star says he’s “pretty proud” to be part of the historic series.

“I saw the Roddy McDowall version, I saw the first one, in the theater when I was young,” Macy said of the 1968 original, “and to be a part of it is really flattering and satisfying.”

Macy joins co-stars Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand and Peter Macon in the Wes Ball-directed film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apesthe fourth film in the modern reboot Planet of the Apes franchise, and is set 300 years after the last installment, 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes can be seen in cinemas from May 10.