“The Conners” is a show that is not afraid to address any topic and will include the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The ABC sitcom returned last week to face the new virus, describing the new normal of working-class families in a fictional town in Illinois.
Michael Fishman, who plays DJ Conner, talked to Fox News about why he is honored to play a veteran, why he appreciates how this show presents a true storyline and how he hopes “The Conners” will trigger many needs Family conversation.
He said: “‘Connors’ is a show about what is happening in the world.” “You will see it, especially in [the season], How to deal with the characters in the house [coronavirus] Let them feel themselves and their impact on life. I think people will make connections. ”
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The show resonated with fans because it portrays a family struggling financially like other working people across the country. Fishman believes that although the theme is “difficult”, writers always treat it with humor.
He explained: “I think making a comedy will provide you with the best opportunity to explore these themes, because everything in real life is dealing with difficult situations and finding humor. Humor is a kind of tension release. “I think this is a very human thing. Despite what is happening around us, we still find happiness in creativity and art. I also think that this is how the family recovers and unites together.”
“The Conners” was filming with no audience in the studio and was following all COVID-19 safety guidelines. Fishman said he missed interacting with the audience and getting “instant feedback” on jokes.
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The actor will also be the chairman of the director this year.
“Growing up on TV, I always knew I wanted [direct]”, he said. “I have always covered up the staff and excellent directors, and asked questions, and made long-term efforts for this.
One thing Fishman has been talking about is the background story and development of his character.
“[D.J.] He is a veteran, so I am trying to integrate some of his own strength and honor, and also try to return to civilian life. “Promote the storyline. I think it’s so important that we represent and respect our military [and] We recognize the feeling of deploying a spouse. [So many families are] Dealing with every day…Having loved ones in a hurtful way. “
DJs also have interracial marriages, and there are mixed children in the show.
“I think this is a beautiful thing. I [also] Fishman said: “They have a very complex, integrated family. At the end of my marriage a few years ago, I adopted two children who never had the image of a father. As the marriage ended, I expanded in this way. Family.”
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He added that he is also an alien relationship.
Fishman said: “I think all these stories are very relevant, and they resonate deeply with me.” “I hope we can explore them further. I am eager for us to talk about things like transitioning back to civilian life, interracial marriages, Spouse, spouse and mixed-race children, and all current situations. Stress [exist] In our society. “
The “Liar” will be broadcast on the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday.