AmyYasbeck is thrilled over the success of NBC’s “The Event,” which pulled in 11.2 million viewers on Monday night, especially because it stars the son of her late husband – Jason Ritter.
“I am so, so happy for him because he is an amazing guy,” Amy told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live of John Ritter’s 30-year-old son. “He has a lot of John’s personality, but he’s his own man.”
Amy said that her late husband, who died in 2003, was always convinced his son would be a big force in Hollywood.
“John predicted this. ‘He’s like a good looking John Ritter’…That’s what he used to say,” Amy laughed.
“Jason has the leading man looks,” she added of John’s son from the late actor’s first marriage to actress Nancy Morgan.
In her new book, “With Love and Laughter, John Ritter,” Amy opens up about her life with the “Three’s Company” star and she told Billy and Kit that his famous television sitcom character took a lot from John’s own personality.
“He was very [Jack] Tripper-ish… there was a lot of John Ritter in Jack Tripper,” she said.
Amy added that John was funny both on screen and off.
“I had the comedy injections for years,” she laughed.
Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.