With such strong on-screen chemistry, fans will be pleased to know that Leah Remini and Kevin James have stayed friends to this day. But it doesn’t mean their relationship didn’t face any obstacles. Remini mentioned that the two would at times get into arguments over “The King of Queens,” which stemmed from the fear that it would get canceled.
“Each time we came out for introductions [to the live studio audience], we’d look up and say, ‘One day we won’t be looking at those rafters.’ We never didn’t value what we had with that show, and it came from the fear that this would all suddenly go away. We were never comfortable enough to think what we were doing was good,” Remini told Buzzfeed in 2014. But despite their occasional disagreements, Remini told People in 2017 that James was there for her during an extremely sensitive time in her life: when she left Scientology. “He reached out to me and said, ‘I’m so proud of you; if you need anything, I’m here,'” she recalled.
And not only did the stars’ personal relationship continue after their hit sitcom, their professional one did as well.