Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wondercon - Timeless - Paterson Joseph & Sakina Jaffrey Interview

Photo Credit: NBC/Sergei Bachlakov/NBC - © 2016 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Paterson Joseph was born on June 22, 1964 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Beach (2000), ├ćon Flux (2005) and Timeless (2016). He is married to Emmanuelle Joseph. They have one child.

Sakina Jaffrey was born on February 14, 1962 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), The Mindy Project (2012) and Mr. Robot(2015).

An unlikely trio travel through time in order to battle unknown criminals and protect history as we know it.

NBC cancelled the series on May 10, 2017, then reversed the decision on May 13, 2017. One of the co-creators said that 10 episodes are planned for summer 2018.

Erik Kripke said that one reason he wanted the Hindenburg in the pilot was financial. He said "They're going to give us more money to make a pilot, so let's go with the most expensive idea we can think of, that they would never let us do in a series. So we were like 'Alright, let's crash a freaking blimp!' "

The date in time that the team will travel to during each episode is displayed as the last four set of numbers on the Flip Clock in the opening credits where the word TIMELESS eventually appears.

The names of the three main characters are references to characters in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). Lucy Preston and Wyatt Logan have the same last names as Bill Preston and Ted Logan. Rufus Carlin is a nod to Rufus, who was played by George Carlin.

 Paterson Joseph & Sakina Jaffrey with JBN Journalist Joseph Flores


Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

  • Daughter of Madhur Jaffrey and Saeed Jaffrey
  • Mother of Cassius Kumar Wilkinson and Jamila Wilkinson
  • Married to journalist Francis Wilkinson, a former political consultant who is on the editorial board of Bloomberg View.
  • Daughter of actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey and actor Saeed Jaffrey. Stepfather Sanford Allen, a violinist, was the first African American musician in the New York Philharmonic.
  • Acted with her son Cassius, in Jonathan Demme's The Truth about Charlie and The Manchurian Candidate. And with Cassius and her daughter Jamila in Raising Helen.
  • Improvised the entire baseball bat scene, as Nilma, in Garry Marshall's Raising Helen. Her unintended curse words in Hindi, Spanish and Chinese had to be edited out of the scene.
  • Graduated from Vassar College with a High Honors degree in Chinese Language and Literature.
  • Made her acting debut at 17 in Wallace Shawn's, Marie and Bruce, at the Public Theatre with Bob Balaban, Louise Lasser and Griffin Dunne.
  • Danced as a child with the Joffrey ballet at City Center in NYC.
  • Grew up in Greenwich Village, where she attended PS-41. Later attended and graduated from Nightingale-Bamford School.
  • Neice of actress Bharti Jaffrey and Hamid Jaffrey (Sayeed's brother).
  • Step-cousin of actress Anuradha Patel (uncle Hameed's step-daughter). Cousin of model and beauty queen Shaheen Jaffrey (uncle Hameed's daughter).
  • Cannot speak any Hindi, understands very little.
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