Randall Park Explains Why Blockbuster Has “So Much Heart” – E! Online

Although Blockbuster chains are closed, the shop is alive and nicely for Randall Park.

The actor stars in Netflix’s upcoming collection Blockbuster, which focuses on the employees of the final remaining retailer of the DVD rental chain. Though the nostalgic idea was intriguing for Park, who performs the shop’s supervisor Timmy, the script was what actually drew him in. 

“There was simply a lot occurring with these characters,” he told Entertainment Weekly Sept. 21. “There’s simply a lot historical past and so many difficult emotions, but additionally simply emotions of actual love and camaraderie…It simply had a lot coronary heart. I feel that that is what actually bought me.”

These characters embrace roles performed by Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, Olga Merediz, JB Smoove and Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Melissa Fumero. Fumero will star reverse Park as Timmy’s love curiosity and coworker, Eliza Walker.

After admitting he was “intimidated” by the actress at first, Park mentioned he “loves” Fumero. “She simply got here off of this iconic comedy present that I simply beloved—I used to be such a giant fan of Brooklyn 9-9,” he added. “When her identify got here up, I used to be like, ‘Yeah, that may be nice, however we’re in all probability not going to get her, she’s Melissa Fumero.’ After which we received her! And she or he was simply so nice to work with.”

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