Mitchell Anderson's Second Run

Party of Five's Mitchell Anderson left Hollywood for love, settling down with his longtime partner in Atlanta. Now the acting bug is calling him back to the stage in a local production, Octopus, where he plays a gay man looking to spice up his relationship.

BY Jim Farmer

February 08 2008 12:00 AM ET

Anderson's future
acting gigs will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
“I don't really have plans to go and pursue acting
again, but I have to say, it’s been
enjoyable,” says Anderson. “I am afraid a
little part of me has the ‘bug’ again,
but then I show up in the kitchen at 5 a.m. and the
bug goes away! If the right project presents itself,
it’s not an automatic ‘no’ like
it was for the last three years, but I have to really
respond to the work.”

Politically,
Anderson isn’t nearly the activist he used to be
either. “I feel like my political life is about
living, what I call the quiet activism of everyday
life,” he says. “Richie and I live and work in
a community in which we share our lives—openly
and happily. We are a happy family with our cat Elmo.
We let our world in, and I think that is about as
political as you can get, especially in Georgia.”

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