The Hunger Games survivor gets silly as a janitor-turned-time traveller in Future Man JOSH HUTCHERSON
BIG SCREEN TO SMALL SCREEN
“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.”
“[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.