'The Good Place' star Manny Jacinto on that 'Top Gun' Easter Egg you may have missed at Brent's book launch
Being around people like Bell, Ted Danson, and creator Mike Schur allows you to be in an environment where everyone wants you to be the best version of yourself, he shared with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) in an interview
'The Good Place' is one of the smartest shows on TV right now, with its brilliant take on ethics, life, death, and the afterlife. The writers have kept us on our toes for four seasons, without losing the flavor of the show and rest assured we can expect them to keep doing it until the series finale airs on Friday, January 20.
Just recently, we got a taste of this brilliant writing, when one of the human test subjects, Brent (Benjamin Koldyke), had a 'Top Gun'–themed-launch party for his book.
What is the Easter Egg here, you ask? Well, the fact that Manny Jacinto, who portrays Jason Mendoza on 'The Good Place' has been cast as Fritz in the upcoming 'Top Gun: Maverick' set for a 2020 release.
MEA World Wide (MEAWW) caught up with Jacinto at the 2019 Vulture Fest recently and got his take on this little Easter Egg and he had this to say: "Everything on this show is for a reason. Our writers are incredibly smart and really like to put in hints and little Easter Eggs, and I wouldn't doubt that that was purposeful."
He added, "I had definitely had a laugh about that." Jacinto went on to talk about how the writers are always making the actors look nice and talking good things about them. "It's always a nice little nugget that they put in there for us."
He also said that 'The Good Place', which changed the course of his career, gave him a lot more confidence. "You're kind of just thrown into the fire. I remember the first scene I had was with Kristen [Bell], with KB and I was just watching her on 'House of Lies' the year before and like admiring her work."
He continued, "And now I get to step up and kind of have a scene with her and so it really forces you to step up and push your acting ability if anything and it also kind of pushes you to be a better person."
Being around people like Bell, Ted Danson, and creator Mike Schur allows you to be in an environment where everyone wants you to be the best version of yourself, he added. New episodes of 'The Good Place' airs every Friday on NBC.