Now she’s starring in Cedar Rapids, a film that’s been creating a buzz since its première at the Sundance festival earlier this year. 'It’s been really amazing that people have started to embrace me as a comedienne.’ Heche, 41, is no stranger to Cedar Rapids’ themes of romance in the workplace.It is about a naive middle-aged man (played by Ed Helms of The Hangover) who ventures out of his sheltered existence for the first time when he’s forced to attend an insurance conference. She met her first husband, the cameraman Coley Laffoon, while filming a comedy special for De Generes, and began a relationship with him three months after breaking up with De Generes.
'I’m not a person who goes out to bars.’ She and Tupper have now been together for four years. 'At the time we’d been kicked out of our house and my family was holed up living in a bedroom in the home of a generous family from our church,’ she says, sitting neatly in a floaty chiffon blouse and denim mini-skirt, pale skinny legs crossed.I realize that since Heche has admitted to a history of mental illness in her autobiography, aptly titled it’s a bit like shooting those proverbial fish in that proverbial barrel to do the same.