Julian Works on Bringing Marvin Back Just for ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ to Close Chapter

Julian Works on Bringing Marvin Back Just for ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ to Close Chapter

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 4 Episode 11 “Double Trouble.”]

Back in 9-1-1 Season 2, we met Marvin (Julian Works) as he tried to flee from Sergeant Athena Grant (Angela Bassett). Now, on the spinoff 9-1-1: Lone Star, Works stars as firefighter Mateo. In the April 4 episode of the latter, the actor performs each.

Marvin reaches out to Mateo when he wants bail cash, and, due to the firefighter’s girlfriend, paramedic Nancy (Brianna Baker), he’s capable of give it to him. But then Marvin falls again into previous habits and finally ends up dead. Feeling responsible — Mateo was the one who set a fireplace Marvin took duty for as a teen, ending up down the trail he did — the firefighter needs to admit to the previous crime. It’s his captain, Owen (Rob Lowe), who talks him out of it.

Works takes us contained in the episode and teases what’s forward.

Talk about discovering out that you just’d not solely be taking part in Marvin once more, but additionally that 9-1-1: Lone Star could be killing him off.

Julian Works: Yeah, I do know. We open it again as much as deliver Marvin again on this world, solely to shut the chapter on him. You stay and let go, child. The script was such a enjoyable learn, after which on the identical time, I’m realizing that Marvin ultimately dies and it was unhappy. But he was undoubtedly enjoyable to play. He was a terrific character within the 9-1-1 universe. So to deliver him again on 9-1-1: Lone Star and present [his relationship with] Mateo was so enjoyable. But sadly, he made unhealthy choices and normally once you [do that], you take care of the implications. And now RIP Marvin.

We bought that enjoyable point out of him within the crossover, and I assumed that may be it.

Honestly, I assumed that point out was going to be it. I had no concept that Tim [Minear] was even interested by bringing him again on this world, simply because it’s a completely totally different character. It’s a completely totally different look. But simply that point out alone, the followers actually bought a deal with from it. They would message me. They thought it was so humorous.

How a lot of the backstory had you identified earlier than this episode?

When I used to be solid as Mateo, simply as an actor, you need to have it in your head, if Marvin is my cousin, why are we totally different and why are we shut? So I had a backstory in my head kind of of, we ultimately lived collectively once we had been younger, however then we needed to go our separate methods. What actually nailed it down is once I bought the script for this episode, and Tim does such a terrific job of giving background as to why issues are the way in which they’re, as a result of they must make sense on the finish of the day. It was much like what I had in thoughts, however the good twist on it’s that Mateo really moved into the house of Marvin’s household, after which Mateo was really the unhealthy one. You would assume the alternative, simply off the paths they selected as they bought older. You see why Mateo is the way in which he’s now and why Marvin went down the highway that he [did].


So you don’t assume Mateo would’ve discovered a approach to assist individuals in one other approach even when not on the 126?

Definitely he would’ve been in bother, and I really feel like Mateo would’ve been influenced by the fallacious individuals, like Marvin [was]. If you have got any historical past of arson, you may’t even be a firefighter, so [that] would’ve been out of the ebook for Mateo altogether. And so it undoubtedly would’ve modified the trail down Mateo’s future. That’s why Mateo appears like he owes Marvin a lot and was at all times there to assist him out with no matter he wanted, even when it wasn’t the best factor to do. There was a lot guilt in his coronary heart, and Marvin knew that, and that’s why he would name on his cousin to ask for assist. Because in a approach, Marvin knew that Mateo owed him massive time.

The wonderful thing about this episode is there are such a lot of classes to be realized. Just with Mateo and Marvin, the large lesson and the ethical is you make errors, you need to be taught from it, and also you simply have to maneuver on. You can’t let guilt have you ever make choices that aren’t actually that good for you logically. But there’s additionally one other ethical within the Judd [Jim Parrack] and Wyatt [Jackson Pace] storyline: Nothing is simply given to you. You must work arduous for what you need.

I like that Mateo feels comfy asking Owen for the bail cash as a result of that may not be true of most workplaces or roommates.

Oh, 100%! I do know! I like that dynamic. They’ve actually develop into like one other father and son simply because Mateo doesn’t have that father determine in his life. Owen’s at all times simply been there and is aware of what to say — and the truth that they stay collectively. They’ve gotten so near the place I suppose Mateo was similar to, “You know what? I’ll ask my captain for this cash.” Like it was no massive deal. But Owen, in fact, is aware of what to say, and when he finds out the quantity that he’s asking for, he tells him, “look, I don’t assume that is the best factor to do.” In his coronary heart, he needs to assist, however greater image, he is aware of that he can’t.

I’m shocked that Mateo continues to be dwelling there. I assumed that was going to be one, two episodes, then he would transfer out.

I do know! [Laughs] Yeah, I find it irresistible. As lengthy as Owen lets him and Mateo respects the area, I don’t see him going wherever. But I don’t know, Mateo and Nancy’s relationship goes up one other degree, so perhaps they transfer in collectively in some unspecified time in the future down the highway. But for proper now, I really feel like Mateo feels actually protected at that home and Owen loves the corporate as a result of clearly his son T.Ok. is [living with Carlos].

The most essential dialog we’ve seen between them up to now needs to be the one exterior the 126 on the finish. Would Mateo haven’t been capable of hear these phrases and never flip himself in if anybody else had mentioned what Owen did?

Oh, for certain. Mateo was having a tough time coping with the loss of life after which coping with that guilt that he had from the difficulty that he had induced, that Marvin took the autumn for him. I don’t assume anybody else may have put into higher phrases for him to know that. And I believe Mateo’s actually, actually grateful for Owen, not solely as a captain, as a pacesetter, but additionally a father determine.

Brianna Baker and Julian Works in '9-1-1: Lone Star'

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I did get a bit apprehensive that every thing that occurred would come between Mateo and Nancy, even briefly. But they’re nonetheless strong shifting ahead, proper?

Oh yeah. They’re extra strong than ever. Nancy’s been one of the best girlfriend to Mateo, and that’s his child lady.

Talk about filming that sitcom dream sequence.

Oh, it’s a lot enjoyable. I give a giant credit score for our set dec for doing an superior job of setting it up and likewise our costumes — [and] to our producer and director, Brad Buecker, too. He was so good on set. He noticed it. Lots of the time, we’re taking part in it out on the go. So the truth that I used to be capable of have Brad as my director for this episode simply made all of it so a lot better. It was so comfy, and I attribute so much, clearly to him and likewise Tim Minear for creating the episode, however I don’t assume this episode may have turned out the way in which it did if it was anyone else directing it. Brad did such a terrific job of constructing certain that it was sitcom the place it bought to be humorous and it bought to hit, however on the identical time it will probably’t get too wacky, however simply sufficient to indicate that it’s a distinct world than the truth that they’re dwelling in.

And I beloved seeing everybody popping up within the totally different roles.

Oh my god, how hilarious was that? Yeah, precisely. We bought Milk Man Judd, after which now we have Gina [Torres] taking part in my Mom, after which now we have Owen in it, after which [Natacha Karam] taking part in my sister Daniela. And then in fact we bought Rafa [Silva] and Ronen [Rubinstein] coming in as cops. It was one thing so totally different than we’ve executed from this entire season and the present generally. There’s undoubtedly loads of GIF-type moments throughout this episode.

What do you keep in mind about filming 9-1-1, particularly now that you just’ve mentioned goodbye to Marvin?

It was some time in the past, but it surely was a lot enjoyable and it’s so humorous as a result of Brad really directed that episode as nicely. So to share that second with him in bringing again Marvin, but additionally saying goodbye was a enjoyable expertise. But I do keep in mind the earthquake scene of us being on the freeway, and naturally, working with Angela Bassett and the great scenes that we had collectively. But [what I remember] essentially the most goes via the hair division, as a result of he has totally different coloured hair, and setting his type up.

What’s developing for Mateo?

As a household, as a unit, we transfer ahead in coping with what’s to return for another person. There’s going to be a traumatic expertise for another person. And I believe at this level, Mateo’s simply bought to be there and be sturdy for his household. I can see the connection going to a different degree.

I used to be going to say, with T.Ok. and Carlos’ marriage ceremony developing, that might result in Mateo and Nancy speaking about their future…

Yeah, proper, precisely. Maybe the bouquet is thrown after which Mateo’s the one to catch it, or Nancy’s the one to catch it. I don’t know. Something’s bought to occur, proper? [Laughs]

9-1-1: Lone Star, Tuesdays, 8/7c, FOX



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