Kumars star Sanjeev Bhaskar is biology teacher Ray
If you were Neil and could do absolutely anything, what would you do?
I could fly? But then you’d probably get wet and get a cold. Maybe invisible? But then if I drive my car that’s going to look weird as it’ll just be a driverless car. It would be impractical. So I think time travel. I’d go back in time and tell Shakespeare he’s going to be big.
What’s in store for Ray in Absolutely
He’s Neil’s only friend and the only one who knows about the powers. Neil, in an act of generosity, realises that I have a crush on a fellow teacher and uses his power to not just make her fall in love with me, but make her worship me, which she does literally and starts building shrines around the school…
You’re a sci- fi fan. How do you find mixing sci- fi with comedy?
I think that there have always been pockets of humour in sci- fi anyway. The original Star Trek series’ “The Trouble With Tribbles”, for example, is brilliant, and there was always humour in the interplay between Spock and Kirk. I think the wrong thing to do is to see sci- fi and comedy as separate – comedy should always be embedded to various degrees in whatever genre you do.