Jeff Goldblum: “We remain curious”

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With its iconic dark frame and white but fluffy crew cut hair like in the days of Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum continues to tell the world through his eyes, revealing the curiosity and background behind the many things we never have time to dwell on. It does so in the second season of The World According to Jeff Goldblum, the original National Geographic series available on Disney + from 12 November in which the actor tries to understand what lies behind the most common phenomena. Like the fact that everyone has a soft spot for dogs, especially for puppies (curiosity: Goldblum’s dog, Woody, boasts a mane that is the envy of the Last of the Mohicans); the almost genetic disposition to hint at a dance step as soon as the right music is intercepted; what lies behind the noisy glitter of fireworks and the origin of the monstrous creatures that terrorize children, but which continue to crowd the nightmares of many adults.

To all these questions, Jeff poses himself not as a haughty expert who tries to make the public understand how the world works, but as a inexperienced curiosone who, through experience in the field and the advice of various professionals in the sector, tries to explain to those who follow him what he himself learns through his eyes at that moment, with that almost childish enthusiasm that is irresistible to anyone who looks at him. “The great thing about the series is that it allowed me to do things that I’ve never done before, pushing me to get involved to the end », Goldblum reveals in connection with Zoom, the smoked glasses and the dark leather jacket. “I don’t pretend to be what I’m not: when we shoot and ask someone something, it’s never a set scene. I ask something because I want to know. Just as I want to be surprised by the answer “, resumes Jeff who, of the first five episodes of this new season – the remaining five will be available early next year – he especially loved the one dedicated to dance, an experience that led him to Atlanta and to delight on skates in an amazing dance competition.

Jeff Goldblum in the first episode of the second season of The World according to Jeff Goldblum

National Geographic

Among the many curious things he has learned, Jeff says he has rediscovered above all the love for the stars and the history of the universe: it happened in the episode dedicated to fireworks and an industry worth over a billion dollars. Something that teases the actor about a possible space travel: “It would be interesting, I understand why people want to go to Mars” he resumes, explaining that The World According to Jeff Goldblum it hasn’t made him more expert, but more aware: “I’m not an expert on anything. I am like a student who is a little more knowledgeable about his personal curiosities. The most sensational discovery is linked to our planet and to all creatures who have no idea how lucky they are to live here ». The trick, however, is always the same: let there still be something to discover, a mystery to be brought back to the surface. “I’m sure you should always be surprised, even when you’ve been married for 50 years. Every so often, with my wife, we look at each other and see each other as children, with that disenchanted gaze that is simply extraordinary », says the actor, more and more enthusiastic and more and more grateful for what life has offered him.

The world according to Jeff Goldblum is produced by Nutopia for National Geographic. Jeff Goldblum and Keith Addis are the executive producers. Jane Root, Sara Brailsford and Arif Nurmohamed are executive producers for Nutopia while John Hodgson is co-executive producer. Matt Renner and Chris L. Kugelman are National Geographic executive producers.


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