Joshua Jackson talks about his upcoming movie Inescapable and a bit about Fringe in this newly-released interview.
ComingSoon.net: You’re incredibly busy with “Fringe” these days, so what drew you to this independent film, “Inescapable,” instead of using your week off to relax?
Joshua Jackson: Well, the truth is, they don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. If it weren’t for this project, I wouldn’t have a week off. They reworked my schedule on “Fringe” to put all my scenes at the beginning of one episode, give me 10 days off and then put all my scenes at the end of the following episode. It created a window which otherwise wouldn’t have existed. It’s a great role and a great script and I thought it was a good group of people. It had all the things you were looking for in a film.
CS: Once upon a time, we spoke while you were filming the “Fringe” pilot in Toronto. How different is the series from when you started?
Jackson: Night and day. A lot of the threads we’ve played with over the course of the last four years started in the pilot. The direction the writers chose to take the story is completely different from what I would have imagined based on the pilot. There’s no part of me that thought the thrust of the show was going to be about resolving an inter-dimensional conflict and having my character be the doppelganger of a dead child to satisfy a father’s guilt.
CS: What’s in store for Peter and company?
Jackson: For the first time, the writers are committing themselves to real answers about what the Observers are, who they are and what their agenda is. Not all the episodes, but most of them, deal with the repercussions of what’s about to happen.
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