'Russian Doll' star Yul Vazquez needed help keeping track of the timelines while shooting for the Netflix show

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), 'Russian Doll' star Yul Vazquez spoke about working on the Netflix show and his role in the upcoming series 'I Am The Night'


                            'Russian Doll' star Yul Vazquez needed help keeping track of the timelines while shooting for the Netflix show

'Russian Doll' starring 'Orange Is The New Black' star Natasha Lyonne is a cliche- and genre-bashing series that is currently streaming on Netflix. Filled with the right amount of drama, thrill, anticipation, humor, and absurdity, 'Russian Doll' was created, produced, written and directed by an all-female crew. 

The series revolves around Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (Charlie Barnett) who find themselves stuck in an infinite loop of death and rebirth. Determined to break the circle, the duo helps each other out trying to get back to a regular timeline. Nadia is surrounded by her friends Maxine (Greta Lee) and Lizzy (Rebecca Henderson) who throw her a birthday party, which also happens to be the day she keeps comeing back to after each death.

Actor Yul Vazquez attends as London Fog presents a New York special screening of 'The Dressmaker' in New York City (Getty Images) 
Actor Yul Vazquez attends as London Fog presents a New York special screening of 'The Dressmaker' in New York City (Getty Images) 

On her birthday, Nadia is visited by her ex-boyfriend John Reyes, a real estate agent played by Yul Vazquez, who keeps running back to her. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Vazquez spoke about how he had to keep track of the different timelines while shooting for 'Russian Doll' and about his role in the upcoming series 'I Am The Night' starring Chris Pine.

When asked if it was difficult to keep track of the timelines while shooting, Vazquez said, "No, it's not. Because that's really much harder for the people putting it together. We talked about it before shooting, so there are people that help you keep track of that stuff. And, you know, the script supervisor and continuity folks are with you. It wasn't as hard as you might think it was."

Geneva Carr and Yul Vazquez attend the 'I Am the Night' Premiere Party at 214 Lafayette on January 22, 2019 in New York City (Getty Images)
Geneva Carr and Yul Vazquez attend the 'I Am the Night' Premiere Party at 214 Lafayette on January 22, 2019 in New York City (Getty Images)

Apart from his role on 'Russian Doll', Vazquez also appears on TNT's 'I Am The Night'. Speaking about how he prepared for the limited series, Vazquez said, "Preparation for that really was more about finding the balance. He is a guy that starts out in one place and, by the end of the thing, he ends up somewhere else."

He added that it is hard to find one particular part that is best about the TNT series. "Hard to say what the best part is because, you know, everything I think is best some way," he said.

'I Am The Night' is a weekly series that promises to leave everyone hanging at the end of each episode. Talking about the suspense, Vazquez revealed, "I think suspense is always it's a powerful tool. I think that it's used wisely. Suspense happens even within something where you don't have to wait a week, you know, it's a great cinematic tool.  I've always looked at it that way. I'm a big fan of suspense."

Marina Squerciati and Yul Vazquez attend the Gersh Upfronts Party 2018 at The Bowery Hotel on May 15, 2018 in New York City (Getty Images)
Marina Squerciati and Yul Vazquez attend the Gersh Upfronts Party 2018 at The Bowery Hotel on May 15, 2018 in New York City (Getty Images)

Vazquez has also appeared in NBC's 'Midnight Texas' that has completed two seasons. We asked Vazquez if he will reprise his role if the series is picked up by another network. "I don't really know. That is something I would have to have a conversation about at that time. I never had one till date because one never knows what will happen, but I'm not opposed to it."