‘We are all flawed. We need to find the middle ground’

In the digital space, we artistes have more control. I don’t think that’s the case anymore. Advertising

Have you read the book Good Omens? But she is consistent and determined on her path to save the world. I love watching comedy, and I like being part of them. I am fortunate that I am not pigeon-holed into one thing alone. Hamm: I think there are obvious themes that the book and the show recognise. I got an opportunity to do both comedy and drama, and all the credit needs to be given to people like Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels. She takes her job very seriously, though she might not be very good at it, and fumbles through it. They reach across nationality, culture, and religion and get at what is uniquely human about all of us. I think the flexibility of the digital space allows one to be much more daring, and do interesting things. There were no Amazon executives on the sets, and they trusted Neil and Douglas with this. They believed in me even though I wasn’t known for being funny, especially after the job that made me famous was a dramatic one. Hamm: I have been a fan of the books for some time now, and read them when they came out in the ’90s. There’s so much happening that it’s impossible to catch up. Tell us about the witch Anathema Device. Still from Good Omens: Michael Sheen (left) and David Tennant
Good Omens is your return to comedy after your earlier stints like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and 30 Rock (2006). That’s how we ensure that there is more quality. How has your experience been? Good Omens streams on Amazon Prime

Comment(s) Do you find a difference between the three mediums? We are all flawed, and we need to get along, cooperate and find the middle ground. Popular Photos

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Adria Arjona
Adria, you started out by being a model and later graduated to television and the web. That’s the best thing about being an actor, donning different colours, and not repeat yourself over and over again. You have been part of the golden age of television with a series like Mad Men, and you have now done a number of web shows and dabbled in cinema. As the filming progressed, I became quite hooked to them. Those themes have been universal throughout time. Humanity and what is to be human are central to the narrative. Advertising

The book is a very tongue-in-cheek take on god. If you have a harsh opinion, and you stop listening, you stop communicating; and when we do find the time and patience to communicate and find the middle ground good things happen. She just doesn’t know how, or when. Hamm: There is no difference anymore. I read the script first and then I read the books in Spanish. Places like Amazon, and other platforms are providing substance at an increasingly high level. Arjona: I grew up on a tour bus in Northern America and was kind of secluded from the society. It frees up creators and artistes, and I think if there is a new golden age of television we are already in it. There used to be a bit of a stigma, and judgment was cast on the method that your content was distributed through. That’s why the books are so popular. I really appreciate this fantastic universe that Neil and Terry create and this has been wonderfully adapted to the screen by Douglas Mackinnon. And with Good Omens we can add Neil Gaiman and Terry (Pratchett) to that list. Hamm: I am very fortunate that way. I hadn’t read the books. It allows me to associate with very fun and clever people. Arjona: I think if you go to extremes, then the world would always be a hard place. Arjona: I am the descendant of Agnes Mcnutter, a witch who wrote these prophecies and it’s my job to use them to save the world. Jon Hamm
Jon, do you like playing the broody silent guy, or the outgoing, loud ones? Arjona: I have been fortunate enough to dabble across platforms. People know that this is where you go for the quality stuff. Hamm: Fortunately I get to do both. We can maybe then fix things. I am glad I read them now, at this age. I look back at my time at Mad Men, where I was playing this broody guy, and I had this great time in my life and career. Do a Good Omens like a six-hour movie and chop it up in a six-part series.