Thursday, February 1, 2018

From an interview with Manny Jacinto (The Good Place)

GQ:

You were at the Jaguars’ wild-card game a couple weeks ago. What was that like?

It was really weird, but very fun at the same time. I was talking to my parents about it—they follow what I do on social media, which is very flattering and very scary at the same time. But the game was super fun. I didn’t know whether to be Manny Jacinto... or Jason Mendoza?

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On the show you play the stereotype of someone from Jacksonville. Do people from Jacksonville ever get mad at that impression?

Nobody ever really gets mad. If anything, I get comments like, “Are you really from Jacksonville? Because I know people just like you.”

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So on set, who’s the most serious and who goofs off the most?

To be honest, I think I’m the most serious.

The Chidi side of you.

Yeah, I think it comes from the fear of losing my job, for one.