Will Forte on ‘obvious’ role in new hearable sci-fi comedy series ‘MiddleSpace’ (Exclusive)

SNL alum Will Forte famous for playing quirky and funny characters as well as his role in the new movie Can be heard Original series MiddleSpace: Rebels Attack, Then Others Attack Is no exception. In the storytelling comedy podcast, Forte plays Starship’s Captain George Cottonhammer, the humble leader of a military airship. In an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Forte shared some insight into captain Cottonhammer, saying the “forgettable” character is “fun” to play.

“This is a guy who just lives in his own world, obviously, doesn’t really realize what he’s saying a lot of the time,” Forte suggested. “I like to think he doesn’t realize what he’s saying because he’s so oblivious to time.” He added that Cottonhammer is a “very happy character” spoke up because “he can be a little fragile from time to time. But for the most part, he just goes through a life of oblivion.”

Forte says that part of the appeal to Cottonhammer is being able to play a character so different from who he is in real life. “As someone who goes through life on the other side of the spectrum,” Forte said, adding it was “really exciting” to “have words come out of your mouth that you would never say in life.” your normal, that, I guess, you’re going to have to do a lot of things as an actor, but this is a very harsh version of that.”

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MiddleSpace made by Paul Lieberstein, who most will know best is Toby in Office. Like a self-proclaimed “giant Office fans, “Forte is eager to grab the opportunity to work with Lieberstein, who he calls ‘the funniest guy around’. During the pandemic shutdown, Forte and his wife watched “a ton of The Office” and when he had MiddleSpace immediately he thought “I have to read this because I’m sure it’s great.” It certainly was, and Forte was ready to board. “It was one of the most interesting things I’ve ever read,” he said, later recalling saying to himself, “Oh, I’ve got to do this.”

Besides Forte, MiddleSpace also featured some other great actors and comedians like accomplices SNL Cheri Oteri . alum, Wyatt Cenac, Clark Duke, Gillian Jacobs, Rainn Wilson, Fortune Feimster and Present SNL Actor Alex Moffat. In addition, the series narrated by John Malkovich is one of a kind. All 16 episodes of season 1 are now available on Audible.

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