The Hunger Games sur­vivor gets silly as a jan­i­tor-turned-time trav­eller in Fu­ture Man JOSH HUTCHERSON

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“I don’t re­ally have plans in life. I don’t set goals. I know what I want to do in the mo­ment and see where it leads me. I read the Fu­ture Man pi­lot and it was re­ally orig­i­nal, re­ally in­ter­est­ing and a fun char­ac­ter in a world I’ve never stepped into be­fore. So I was re­ally ex­cited to do it.”

LIV­ING THE DREAM

“What I liked about [my char­ac­ter] Josh Fut­ter­man is that he is in­ter­est­ing and charis­matic to a cer­tain ex­tent, but his life is not on the path that he ex­pected. He’s a dreamer and he trans­ports him­self to th­ese other worlds, like I’ve done my en­tire life with act­ing.”

AC­TOR JOSH VS GAMER JOSH

“For any­one who is a sci­ence fic­tion fan or a gamer, to be able to trans­port into [a videogame world] is a dream come true. So in the be­gin­ning, Josh just has to be a part of this. But then he re­alises as the se­ries con­tin­ues, his value to the team and what he brings to th­ese peo­ple, who come from a very dif­fer­ent world. He can play a very valu­able part and suc­ceed in their mis­sion.”

GOAL ORI­EN­TATED

“[Time trav­ellers] Tiger and Wolf come from a fu­ture where both sides have no re­gard for the hu­man­ity they share in com­mon. Josh is all about em­pa­thy, un­der­stand­ing and not killing. Their re­al­ity gets in­jected with his hu­man­ity, and that helps to mould them and the mis­sion it­self.”

WHAT’S YOUR FU­TURE, MAN?

“I’d like to find a bal­ance of do­ing this kind of show, and some in­die films. I did a short last year and I’m go­ing to do the fea­ture ver­sion next year. I’ll de­velop the script and get it into shape, so it can go into pro­duc­tion af­ter, hope­fully, the sec­ond sea­son of [Fu­ture Man].”

Fu­ture Man comes to Hulu in the US from 14 Novem­ber.

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