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'This Is Us' Creator Dan Fogelman Says There's a Chance We'll See Jack Pearson in the Present Day

'This Is Us' Creator Dan Fogelman Says There's a Chance We'll See Jack Pearson in the Present Day
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The theories have been building for 18 months,现在,finally,在超级杯周日,这就是我们将揭示所有的细节围绕如何杰克去世了.Creator Dan Fogelmansays the opening six minutes are so powerful that "it's literally and figuratively [going to be] hard to breathe" whether you're a devoted fan or a casual viewer.他补充道:“我们的演员的表演只是昙花一现。”“很难说这集会是你最喜欢的,因为真正困难的事情正在发生,但我认为这是值得的。”

At the start of season two,观众发现了一场房屋火灾很可能是杰克死的原因(不管他死在火里,或者后来在医院还没有确定,but there's been plenty of missing pieces along the way.为什么凯特要为她父亲的死而自责?Why does Fogelman say the episode is "rewarding" if Jack dies?And why on earth didn't Jack unplug the damn slow cooker if it had a faulty switch?

在周日的大事件之前有这么多的问题,别忘了给你的dvr设置额外的时间,以防超级碗运行时间过长,福格曼让我们充满,分享一些可能会让这一事件变得不那么具有破坏性的东西。继续阅读。

魅力:你知道一个慢炉子是什么引起火灾的多久了?You knew before the show began that a house fire would be the catalyst to Jack's death,but at what point did you know the slow cooker would be involved?

Dan Fogelman:真的很早,like from the inception or thereabout at least in terms of it being something really small and kitchen-related,一系列的因素加在一起,就构成了这场悲剧,这将是一个超越家庭的重大事件,but the small pieces that led us there.

Glamour: Rebecca and Jack had this wonky slow cooker for 20 years,所以知道开关很挑剔,为什么那天晚上杰克睡觉前不拔掉插头呢?

DF:你知道……]...the show's always been about the little things.Even though,显然,Jack's death gets a lot of attention and there's a house fire that's about to be a big,巨人,movie-level-size event for this pretty regular family,it's the little things in life;it's the dish towel,就是忘了拔掉电源线,只是一个清理厨房的人,在不知道这是他生命中最后一天的情况下,对他的生活进行评估。所以这就是我们想要捕捉的,它是电池之类的小因素and unplugging things and towels that add up.有时生活会突然变得很奇怪,糟糕的方式。Sometimes it breaks in a really great,美丽的路。

魅力:在采访中EW上周,你说这一集“令人惊讶”。如果你能坚持下去,坚持到底,这是非常值得的。”我在想,除非杰克还活着,这到底有什么好处?![笑。]

DF:I think,what I mean by rewarding is that I've been unlucky enough to experience extreme loss and even a couple of times,真正的突然损失,最奇怪的是,I imagine a lot of people who have gone through some stuff will play back that period in their life and remember it as the most awful moments of their life,但要记住很多细节,其中充满了温暖和爱,以及大局奖励。Things when you're able to step back and look at the big picture how [Jack] carried people forward,这就是我谈论它的方式,也让我觉得有回报。It's a hard episode.我想这可能是我们最好的,或者我们最好的一个,但我不会撒谎说这是一个容易的主题或容易观察。But I do think that,like many things in life and like many of the saddest things in life,they're not just all sad and brutal.在我们最悲伤的时刻,有一种美丽的忧郁和悲伤,这也是我们想要捕捉的。

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Glamour: What if Rebecca got pregnant and finds out after Jack has died?那完全是基地外的吗?

DF:我不会…我不能破坏任何东西,但在节目中什么都有可能。我们喜欢惊喜,所以一切都是可能的。

魅力:现在大多数人都认为Jack ran back into the house to rescue Louie the dog.当然,你不能说这是否发生,but should viewers not be confident that they have this all figured out?Are there still surprises in store?

DF:是啊,我的意思是…杰克是怎么死的,还有杰克是怎么死的。我是说,我想到这一集结束时一切都会有意义的。我认为在这一集中发生的任何意外都会在这一集中显露出来。这不像故事情节会有一个全新的皱纹,杰克在街头游荡,就像一个70岁的无家可归的流浪汉,在现在这样的日子里。Any surprises will be contained in the hour of television.

Glamour:Photos from the Super Bowl episodewere released last week,但他们只是成人兰德尔,凯特,还有凯文。How much of the episode takes place in the late nineties though,火灾发生的时候?

DF:I just didn't want to release pictures [from the fire] because then it might get all out of control,但大部分情节,如果不超过一半,takes place in the late nineties.

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Glamour: What are the chances that we will ever see Jack in the present day—aged and everything—in a dream sequence?你有没有考虑过做一段本可以发生的事?

DF:是啊,我是说,我们在时间和记忆以及可能发生的事情上玩了很多事情,所以我认为这绝对是可能的。

魅力:我们在第一季看到兰德尔在家庭小屋外产生幻觉,认为他看到了杰克,但那是90年代的杰克,而不是现在的杰克。

DF:对的,对的,完全地。这个想法很感人,因为如果你不幸失去了一个人,你经常梦见他们。There's a lot of different ways that can happen.

魅力:知道你现在对杰克死亡周围的喧嚣有什么了解,知道每个人都是如何爱米洛和杰克的,在这个系列的开头,你会做些什么不同的事情吗?

DF:不,no,这一直是杰克的死讯现在就要上演的计划,midseason.We didn't know we'd have a Super Bowl episode,但我们计划现在就开始。说真的?改变发生在杰克身上的任何事情都会改变其他所有的角色。These characters were formed by what happened.所以,不。If I were to change anything,我可能会退出,there was one episode at the end of last season where Kate said,“我要对杰克负责,my father's death," as he was getting in a car drunk driving,我可能会收回这一点,因为它导致了这样的猜测。它把杰克的故事搞得一团糟,我本可以收回的,but I wouldn't have changed anything [in regard to] what we've done with Jack's character.

Glamour: After Sunday's episode,第二季只剩下四集了,那么当我们走向赛季的最后阶段时,你能告诉我们什么呢?

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DF:我们不仅要把超级碗的故事抛在脑后,所以我们下一集就在两天后的周二播出,2月6日。It's basically a continuation of the Super Bowl episode,at least in the past storyline.And then we do a bunch of things in our last couple of episodes….我们想让大家知道,我们仍然可以做一个普通的插曲,但没有太大的提高“杰克是怎么死的?”东西,so we even go back to just a regular story on an anniversary with Jack and Rebecca and the 10-year-olds.我们有很多凯特和托比的婚礼用品,这是我们这个赛季余下时间的一个大高点。我们有单身派对,单身派对,[the] wedding,so we have a lot of stuff like that headed our way.

魅力:这就是为什么我们需要一个梦中的场景,凯特想象着杰克在今天带着她走过过道。

DF:Well,你可能…你不完全正确,但实际上你可能在一个可能发生类似事情的地方。

Glamour: Any chance we might find out what happened to Jack's brother,妮基到赛季末?

DF:It's definitely something we're revisiting in a big way,but we have so much ground to cover with the wedding and Jack's death,这在本赛季剩下的时间里并不是很大的一部分,though it is a part.我认为这是人们在第三季可以寻找的东西。

Glamor: Lastly,impart some Super Bowl viewing advice on us.Should we leave our Super Bowl parties and go watch this episode alone,or is it better watched in the company of others?

DF:这是个好问题。For me,我喜欢和其他人一起看一些活动,但是对于那些非常认真的人,这可能也是他们想私下看的事情。我喜欢和人一起看,但这并不是说有些人可能想用一瓶酒和一条毯子把自己困在角落里。我也会理解的。

Glamour: You're going to have to pay for a lot of people's therapy after this.

东风我可以。[笑。]