The Twilight Zone : "Of the SF, which reflects and comments on american culture"

Meeting with Adam Scott on the occasion of the screening of two episodes of the reboot at the festival Series Mania. The actor is emblematic of Parks and Recreation (who today celebrates his 46-year-old) is back from its relation to the cult series. How did you get on the reboot of The Twilight Zone ? You are immediately manifested or has it come to pick you up ? Adam Scott : I was aware that Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and CBS rebootaient The Twilight Zone, and of course I told myself that I would have loved to do this because I am a big fan of the series. But I never imagined that we could think of to me, it does me not come to mind. A few months later, we received the proposal, and I was ready to say yes immediately, but my agent told me, “you should read the script first”… And it was awesome. I was really very happy to do so. Why then is it not you would not be considered to be part of the series, according to you ? I guess it is because over the last ten years, I’ve mostly done comedy. Sometimes people would limit themselves to that, so I started comedy on a stroke of luck : I was auditioning for a role in the film Brothers in spite of themselves, and from there my career has been oriented towards comedy, which is absolutely great and very fun, I love it ! But before Brothers in spite of them, I was doing mainly drama. It is great to return to it, in a certain way. Do you find comedy more difficult to play that drama ? It all really depends on the character of the project, the tone… there are so many different factors. In general comedy is more difficult, but again it’s a case-by-case basis. Sometimes, it’s the suspense that’s extremely hard to transmit. It is very close to the comedy in this sense of duty to do the correct dosage for it to work. Your episode, “Nightmare at 30,000 feet”, is a remake of an episode from 1963, “Nightmare at 20,000 feet”. What are the main common points between the two ? This is not really a remake, there are more differences than similarities, the only issue being that the common starting point is a type in an aircraft. In this new version, the importance of technology in particular, is one of the main differences, as well as the way in which we judge each other constantly. It is very 2019. Can you tell us a few words about your character in this episode, Justin Anderson ? I play a guy who needs to take the plane, so that it has a slight phobia of air at the base. So that it takes place on his seat and tries to relax before take-off, he finds an old mp3 player in the back pocket of the seat in front of him. Like an iPod, except that the camera seems to come out of the 1970s or 1980s, a relic of the technology. Out of curiosity, and also because he has nothing else to do, he puts his headphones and begins to listen to what it contains : a podcast on the mystery of the disappearance of a flight… which turns out to be the flight in which it is located. The podcast then begins to predict things that happen onboard, and the plane is about to disappear. I then try to convince everyone of what is going to save us. And all the world believes me to be crazy, because I look crazy ! (laughter) I am often nervous in an airplane myself, so that didn’t help. When I fly, I try to imagine that this is only fiction, not to think too much about the fact of being trapped in a giant tube, propelled through the sky. What is it makes you to be the spokesman of a series of anthological in the course of this festival, so that you appear in only one episode ? It’s fun, it’s like the promo of a short film. A film that would not have taken twelve days to shoot. It is for this reason that they have managed to have a cast as incredible on the first season because you don’t have to commit to several years, it could mobilize only a few weeks. You arrive, you’ll immediately, and they take out a thing wonderful. It is really fun to do, and it is great that the format is anthological makes his comeback. As a spectator, I am delighted. Compared to the original series, what are your first impressions on this reboot ? Does this have an effect nostalgic in the tone wanted ? I don’t think the series is nostalgic, but it fits perfectly in the tradition of the work that Rod Serling had created. This is an honest extension of his work, namely, the science-fiction that reflects and comments on the american culture. She holds up a mirror on what we are currently experiencing, not only in the United States but around the world. It’s great that the format is anthological makes his comeback. As a spectator, I am delighted. What is your report of sériephile to The Twilight Zone ? I discovered the series at the age of eleven or twelve years old. There was no television in the house, but I had a nothing to me right next to my bed, with the black and white image, a kind of huge rectangle with a screen of twelve inches wide. And it only had three channels because we didn’t have cable, therefore my choice of programs was very limited. During the summer, I had the right to go to bed later, and it was there that I discovered The Twilight Zone, which was broadcast every night at 23h on a local channel. When I discovered it, it has really heightened my imagination and my curiosity, and given rise to a need stories. I became fascinated by the storytelling process. Nobody was telling the stories as well as Rod Serling. I became a fan at that time, it remains one of my favorite series. A episode you a-t-he marked in particular ? Yes, there is one that I love, it is the one called “A kind of a Stopwatch” I believe”A Curious Clock”, episode 4 of season 5, editor’s note), in which a man finds a watch that can stop time. He becomes greedy and can’t stop, until he breaks the watch and it is trapped, alone in the space-time continuum for the rest of his days. What do you think of the work of Jordan Peele, and her foray into the TV series ? What Jordan is incredible, and I am convinced that it will have a very great impact in all the areas where he puts his feet. The tv is all the more appropriate for his work. Science fiction is often based on fears, very intimate; what would be the disaster scenario, the most terrifying in your eyes ? That our president is re-elected for a second term. Check out the trailer for The Twilight Zone : The Twilight Zone (2019) – season 1 trailer VO

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