Mark Jackson of The Orville discusses how to act like a robot

Do you have a favorite movie or TV show that you are currently watching?

I love The Great One, which is also on Hulu, so this is the Hulu ad for you. It’s one of the best shows I’ve ever seen and Douglas Hodge’s acting is great so it’s great. I went to see Everything, Everywhere, All At Once in theaters about two months ago and it was mind blowing. It was one of the best things I have seen in recent years. It’s extraordinary. I didn’t know anything about it before I went. I thought, “What is this?” and it was great.

Is there a dream role, whether it has already been done or not, that you would like to play?

It’s funny, isn’t it? Actors often play roles that other actors used to play, but I don’t play anymore and I really like it. I really like the original roles. For that matter, is there a dream role that already exists? No. I would like to continue creating roles. It is very funny. It is very interesting when you can build something from scratch.

I see what your The next project is a film called Forever. What can you tell me about this?

We wrapped it up in September. I flew from Los Angeles back to London and immediately left the airport from Heathrow to start filming. I’m not sure when it will come out. I have some ADR to do next month, but then I hope it gets to Sundance and Toronto. I need to contact the production team. I’m very excited about this. This is a fantastic little independent film that I made in the UK. It also has a scientific focus.

Do you find yourself drawn to science-based roles because of The Orville, or is it just a coincidence?

I believe that any science film will always be pretty well written. He must have some mind, some brains. I’ve always liked this kind of script, but there was a lot of soul in this script as well, so it was nice to be a part of it.

Is there something I’m missing?

No, but I want to say to all the fans, thank you for your support, and thank you for watching and loving our show. This is all for you guys. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Keep watching, watch it on Disney+ when it releases August 10th and #RenewTheOrville.

You can watch all three seasons of The Orville, including the season 3 finale, on Hulu. The entire series will also be available on Disney+ starting August 10th.

This interview has been edited for clarity.

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