Joshua Jackson, a renowned name, is known for his ability to portray intense and complex characters. From playing troubled roles like a husband and father in disarray in “Little Fires Everywhere” to a murderous surgeon in “Dr. Death,” Jackson has consistently demonstrated his talent and range.
Recently, he has stepped into the shoes of Dan Gallagher, an adulterer and accused murderer, in the Paramount+ series adaptation of the iconic film “Fatal Attraction,” a role originally made famous by Michael Douglas in 1987.
Joshua Jackson Seeking a Break from Intense Roles
The actor, who has had his fair share of dramatic experiences, opens up about his desire to pursue a love story for his next role.
“I don’t know what’s going on with me. I’m shooting a romance right now; I needed a love story after [Dr. Death’s] Christopher Duntsch and Fatal Attraction. I needed to hold hands and make goo-goo eyes at somebody.”Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson Navigating Dark Roles and Fatherhood
In an upcoming romantic drama series on Starz, currently on hold due to a writers strike, Joshua Jackson takes on the lead role alongside Lauren Ridloff. The series, produced by Ava DuVernay, began filming in March but had to suspend production in mid-May. This half-hour drama explores the intertwining love story of two contrasting individuals whose passionate affair turns their lives, and the lives of those around them, upside down.
Acknowledging the challenges of playing intense and dark characters, Jackson admits that it can be exhausting. However, he adds another layer to his performances as a father. Reflecting on his role in ‘Fatal Attraction,’ he explains that fatherhood brings a different understanding and perspective to his work. Jackson, married to Jodie Turner-Smith, shares the joy of parenthood with their 3-year-old daughter.
Balancing his professional commitments with the joys of parenthood, and eagerly embracing the opportunity to explore heartfelt connections and enjoy moments of affection, Joshua Jackson continues to evolve as an actor.