RELATED STORIES Fresh off his high-profile moniker makeover, James Roday Rodriguez teases that his Million Little Things character might experience a similar stiring up when it come to his ethnic background.
Earlier this month, the Mexican-American star– in an exclusive interview with TVLine– in-depth his “deeply individual” decision to recover his birth name of Rodriguez after resolving with the “weird partnership” he has long had with his heritage. When his ABC dramatization returns with Season 3 this fall, Gary may experience a comparable revelation.
Noting that collection developer D.J. Nash “loves for art to imitate life” on the collection, Rodriguez teases, “I would not be shocked if Gary’s story in Season 3 doesn’t discover his relationship with his heritage, similarly that I’m experiencing my very own. We have not really kicked the can down that trail yet.”
As Rodriguez clarified in the first TVLine Q&A, Nash is actually in charge of “firing up the pilot burner” that brought about his specialist name change. “He involved me [after I was originally cast] and, unsolicited, claimed, ‘Hey man, do you desire Gary to have a Mexican surname?'” Rodriguez recalled. “And I could not think that someone was recognizing that I was 50 percent Latino and actually asking me skillfully if I intended to connect that with my work. And I was stoked. I got thrilled. I thought this would probably be the only time I get to have a Latino name ever before.”
As far as when Million Little Things will begin manufacturing on Season 3 in the age of COVID-19, Rodriguez claims all events are aiming for an August start day. “There are a great deal of methods and limitations that have to obtain approved by studios as well as unions– as well as in our instance it’s Canadian unions as well as UNITED STATE unions,” he states of the show, which shoots in Vancouver. “And I have no idea what manufacturing is going to look like as soon as we get there, yet they really want it to take place in August.”