From the Brat Pack, to the popular sitcom "Parks and Recreation," to playing a doctor who performed plastic surgery on Matt Damon, Rob Lowe has had a very wide ranging career and now he is partnering with Dawn, the dish washing brand, to narrate a documentary series called 'The Big Picture.' He stopped by "New Day" to discuss it all. Here are some highlights:
Kate Bolduan: You've got a lot going on... You've got "Parks and Rec," a huge hit. You just had "Behind the Candelabra," huge hit. Two very different roles though.
Rob Lowe: Yeah, right? "Behind the Candelabra," I think, I'm never gonna live that one down. I mean that character has sort of lived on in infamy already. But it's great because I loved working with Matt [Damon] and I loved working with Michael [Douglas] and it ends up being the biggest movie HBO's ever done.
Michaela Pereira: Talk to us about this campaign that you're working on with Dawn, you sound really excited about it.
Rob Lowe: I am, Dawn Saves Wildlife is a 40 year commitment to wildlife rescue. I love the water. I'm a water man…I'm a surfer, I'm a fisher. So rescuing animals in the water is a big deal for me. So for 40 years, Dawn has been doing this with International Bird Rescue Marine Mammal Center and we have a documentary. You can go to dawnsaveswildlife.com, seven parts. It celebrates the heroes that work in the trenches every day to help save animals.
Kate Bolduan: One story we have been talking about a lot this we, the death of a really young, fabulous star with such a future, Cory Monteith. I mean, he was really open with his struggle with addiction and his road to recovery. You've also been really open about it and how you got through it. How difficult is it not only to deal with your own recovery but to do it under the glare of the spotlight?
Rob Lowe: Well, look. It's hard…it can be hard for everyone. In my experience, and I'm 23 years sober, but all I have is today. Right? Just today. It's changed my life. Everything good I've ever gotten in my life is because I made that choice for me. It's very simple to do, but it's not easy.
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