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David Schwimmer's daughter 'chugs' beer

Published 19/05/2016

Zoe Buckman, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer and David Schwimmer
Zoe Buckman, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer and David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer has joked about how "tough" it was to prepare to play a sommelier in his new TV show Feed the Beast.

David Schwimmer can't turn his back when he has a beer out, as his daughter will "chug" it.

The former Friends star has Cleo, five, with wife Zoe Buckman, who he tied the knot with in 2010 after three years of dating. After a hard day's work David likes to come home and relax with an alcoholic beverage, but he has to be careful as his little girl has acquired a taste for hops.

"So listen, I don’t know how the other parents are out there, but my thought when I pour myself a glass of wine that my wife and I have over dinner and my daughter says ‘Can I try that?’" he explained during an appearance on TV show Late Night with Seth Meyers. "I thought, ‘Well, if you start saying no then they’re just going to want it more. So I thought ‘Yeah, alright, yeah go ahead, sweetie, have a sip.’ And luckily she was like ‘Blah no!’

"It worked until I let her try beer and she loves it. I’m serious! If I have a beer out, if I turn my back, she’ll be chugging it."

It isn't just at home where David is in easy reach of a drink at the moment though, as he plays an expert wine sommelier in his new TV show Feed the Beast. His character Tommy is a single dad raising his son after the loss of his wife, and is battling a problem with alcohol when his chef friend Dion (Jim Sturgess) is released from prison. Together, the pair decide to open a restaurant in the Bronx.

Talking about prepping for the role, David joked about the "difficulties" he went through. "My research is tough," he quipped. "I have to drink a lot, so that’s not easy."

He also happens to be good pals with one of the top sommeliers in New York, which proved helpful.

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