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‘Ghosts’ & ‘The Different Two’ Star Brandon Scott Jones on Balancing Comedy in Two Very Completely different Roles

‘Ghosts’ & ‘The Different Two’ Star Brandon Scott Jones on Balancing Comedy in Two Very Completely different Roles


In terms of comedy, Brandon Scott Jones walks a wonderful line between the absurd actuality of Ghosts and an absurd however nearer to precise actuality industry-based collection The Different Two.

In his roles as Revolutionary Battle ghost Isaac and up-and-coming actor Curtis, Jones shows his knack for variation. With Season 2 of Ghosts displaying Isaac come into himself a bit extra — exploring a extra critical relationship together with his redcoat boyfriend Nigel (John Hartman) and revisiting his previous by way of highly effective flashbacks — viewers acquired a greater understanding of the character they’ve loved because the present’s debut. As for Curtis, he’s additionally coming into his personal, reserving gigs and pursuing life, refusing to let finest bud Cary (Drew Tarver) drag him down in The Different Two Season 3.

Under, Jones opens up about balancing his roles and embracing his characters. Plus, he reveals dream visitor stars, his standing on Ghosts‘ cliffhanger finale ending, and rather more.

Brandon Scott Jones in 'Ghosts' Season 2

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In terms of Ghosts, Isaac is all the time carrying the identical costume and across the similar folks. How do you retain him recent?

Brandon Scott Jones: It’s so humorous. On the very starting of the second season once we went again, although you’re feeling such as you’re selecting up proper the place you left off since you’re in the very same costume, you’re in the very same location, you’re speaking to the very same folks, there was a bit of little bit of like, “How do I do that? What does he sound like?” However then you definitely get into this rhythm with him. I believe the factor for me that’s actually enjoyable on the subject of exploring him is taking a look at his previous and seeing the individual he was. There have been a few occasions once we had flashbacks this season the place we acquired an opportunity to see him with another contemporaries of his.

Clearly, our writers are sensible and so they gave this present to discover one thing new with him. And so we got here up with the thought to vary his coiffure as a result of I used to be pondering that is the man that has spent his whole life wanting to slot in. This can be a man who couldn’t determine why he couldn’t break into the boys membership when he was alive.

On the finish of the season, Isaac chooses to decide to Nigel by proposing. Is {that a} signal of development?

Not precisely. I believe he thinks he’s rising, nevertheless it’s him nonetheless making an attempt to determine issues out. He nearly goes too laborious, you already know? One of many issues I imagined about his hesitation to decide to Nigel is “What if this goes south and then you definitely and I are simply heartbroken for eternity as a result of we’re not going wherever?” So that absolutely is sensible. This season sort of reconciled his relationship together with his personal spouse when he was dwelling. And I believe he felt like he had some shortcomings in that. So I believe he additionally was hesitant to get into that kind of long-term relationship once more. However I believe he’s nearly forcing development.

Ghosts - Season 2 - Devan Long, John Hartman, Brandon Scott Jones

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On that entrance, do you may have hopes for an Isaac-Nigel wedding ceremony in Season 3?

Yeah, I believe there are plenty of enjoyable issues that come to my thoughts once I take into consideration that. Like, what does his bachelor occasion seem like? What do Isaac’s vows sound like? I believe a ghost wedding ceremony might be actually enjoyable. And I believe it might be one thing actually foolish, too. It’s this massive monumental ceremony that’s taking place that nobody can see aside from one individual, so I believe that might be actually enjoyable. I might think about Isaac turning into a bit of little bit of a groomzilla.

Will he be placing Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky) answerable for executing his imaginative and prescient? We acquired to see extra of their dynamic in Season 2.

Sure, I might see that. I’d suppose I’d find yourself turning into her private assistant. My considered Hetty and Isaac is all the time Hetty has probably the most standing in the home. She permits Isaac to suppose that he does and he believes it, however he all the time will discover a option to defer to her. So I might see her completely taking on being the marriage planner. One factor that I felt continues to be there’s that Hetty and Nigel have a bit of little bit of a rivalry occurring, and so I’m wondering if that might come to a head as nicely as a result of they haven’t totally resolved every thing that they’ve needed to take care of, which is centered round Isaac, which I believe he secretly loves.

Have you learnt something about Isaac’s storyline going ahead? I do know the writers’ strike has delayed issues.

I used to be left hanging after which proper earlier than the writers’ strike, I did get a bit of bit of knowledge. I solely acquired like a bit of it, so I don’t know precisely the place the storyline goes, however I’m excited to see [what happens].

Brandon Scott Jones and Drew Tarver in 'The Other Two' Season 3

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On the opposite aspect of comedy, you’re taking part in into the {industry} scene together with your function as Curtis in The Different Two. Is it good to stability out the fantastical nature of Ghosts with this collection that’s most likely nearer to the fact you acknowledge?

Yeah. I relate extra to Curtis than I do a Revolutionary Battle ghost, clearly. The simplest method I describe it’s Curtis is me drunk and Isaac is me hungover. And so the place I believe Curtis has fewer inhibitions than I do, Isaac has extra inhibitions than I do. I’m kind of someplace within the center between these two. It’s good to discover each of these sides. With Curtis, it’s enjoyable to be any individual who perhaps has more healthy boundaries and foundations for relationships. Even when they’re not going nicely, I believe he can deal with it. Whereas I believe Isaac is enjoyable for me to kind of delve into my neuroses a bit of bit extra and play the overthinker that perhaps even when he’s appearing impulsively, it nearly is rarely right.

I positively determine with each side of these characters, however I believe it’s enjoyable to play that variation. It was good taking pictures each seasons on the similar time. I’d do a couple of weeks on at Ghosts, after which on my off weeks, I’d fly all the way down to New York and shoot The Different Two. So it was kind of like a pleasant little palette cleanser.

Drew Tarver visitor starred on Ghosts. Is there any likelihood we might see any of your Ghosts costars on The Different Two? Has anybody put a bid in?

Oh my God, I’d like it. All people’s been actually candy on each reveals. Everybody has been so sort to the opposite one which they’re simply very complimentary. I believe anyone on Ghosts would completely be all the way down to do an episode of The Different Two. And I believe anyone on The Different Two can be all the way down to do an episode of Ghosts. It will be a enjoyable little crossover as a result of it was so particular having Drew up there. It was like perhaps a month or two earlier than we began on The Different Two, and it was simply nice to have my buddy up in Montreal, Canada. And wildly whereas that was taking place, Josh Segarra was there filming Scream. And so there was one level, all three of us had been in Montreal collectively.

Ghosts has had some nice visitor stars together with Drew. Is there anybody in your bucket checklist?

My idols are Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Laurie Metcalf and Whoopi Goldberg. I’d die if any of them got here to Woodstone Mansion for a keep taking part in themselves or not taking part in themselves. It will simply be a dream. They’re my favorites. They’ve simply impressed me in so some ways. To be sincere with you, perhaps they shouldn’t come. I’d get so nervous, I simply acquired nervous fascinated with it. What would I do if I walked into the set or the make-up trailer and I noticed Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

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