Jason Isaacs is obsessed with your Star Trek and The OA fan theories
Jason Isaacs has been on some of the biggest franchises and TV shows in the world, so naturally his characters’ have received a lot of fan theory treatment online.
While most actors refuse to go anywhere near fan forums for fear of criticism and trolling, Jason, whose appeared in shows The OA and Star Trek: Discovery as well as the Harry Potter film franchise, has fully leaned in to fandom culture.
In fact, he’s a legit member of it all – and enjoys sneaking looks at fan theories to see what he might have missed, or what people have come up with for his characters.
Speaking to SyFy, Jason admitted: ‘The sensible and cool thing to say is, no, I just do the work and move on, but the answer is I read every single punctuation mark and syllable.
‘It’s exciting to know that people are as engaged imaginatively in the show as we were when we were making it, and particularly the projects I care about. The last years, I’ve been blessed [to be] in a bunch of stuff I thought was great.
‘I’ve been in plenty of stuff I thought was mediocre or instantly dismissible, but with Star Trek, and The OA, and the Potters and stuff, I’m continually excited and inspired by how much it’s engaged people.’
The past few years in particular have been massive for the British star, with Netflix series’ Star Trek: Discovery and The OA making him a cult fave for many.
Then of course, there’s playing Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter, where even being evil has its perks.
Recently, Jason has teased he wants to return to the role of Captain Lorca in Star Trek, even coming up with his own theory on how that would work.
‘There are three different shows coming out and multiple seasons, and if I can squeeze back into that eight year-old’s uniform, would do,’ he told the Star Trek Las Vegas convention (according to TrekMovie.com).
‘Who wouldn’t want to do it again? They are timeless stories.’
He also hasn’t hidden his sadness that The OA has been cancelled after only two seasons, backing campaigns to save the show and declared himself its number one fan.
In a long statement bidding farewell to the show, the actor wrote: ‘Farewell Prairie, who I loved, Homer, who I feared, Steve, who confused me, Scott, Rachel and Renata who I hoped would forgive me and understand in time, somewhere.
The OA and Star Trek: Discovery are both available on Netflix.
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