Interview: Charles Parnell Talks ‘The Last Ship’ and Working Alongside Navy Seals (video)

The Last Ship is one of those shows that just sucks you in and you can’t stop watching. I wish they had the Netflix model because I want to see them all!

Starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell and Travis Van Winkle, the new TNT drama is the story of what happens when a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet’s population and the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Parnell, who plays Jeter, and Executive Producer Steven Kane were at Comic-Con and I sat with them at one of their roundtables to talk about the show.

Some of the highlights:

  • The writers did a lot of research on pandemics and tragedies and how humans behave during this time.
  • Parnell was asked what it’s like working on the ship. He said that acting on the ship removes 80% of the things he most worries about because “you’re on an actual Navy Destroyer. So, it’s easier” because he can just concentrate on things internally. He loves it, he went on to say.
  • Parnell was also asked how he works alongside real Navy Seals.
  • Kane then goes on to tell two very cool stories about working on the Navy base and with actual members of the Navy.

The Last Ship airs on Sundays at 9pm on TNT

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/tracy-letts-indignation.png
Tracy Letts on Turning Down Acting Work: “It’s not worth doing work that I’m not proud of”
"I'm in a weird and enviable position in that, because of my playwriting, I don't have to do anything as an actor I don't want to do." - Tracy Letts
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/elizabeth-moss-handmais-tale.jpg
Elisabeth Moss on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Doing Television When Actors Weren’t “Supposed” to Do Television
"I still get excited when I get offered stuff. Like, a part of me thinks, They think I can do it! That’s awesome!" - Elisabeth Moss
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dennis-quaid-dogs-purpose.jpg
Dennis Quaid on Discovering Acting and His Early Career
"I discovered that acting was really a study of human behavior; what made people tick. And that fascinated me, and still fascinates me." - Dennis Quaid
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/jon-favreau.jpg
Jon Favreau: “Acting is the closest thing you’ll get to an apprenticeship for directing”
"I learned to read character—how people tick, and I got firsthand experience of the anxiety and fear that actors deal with." - Jon Favreau on Taking Improv Classes
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/goldie-hawn-snatched.jpg
Goldie Hawn on Finding Success: “I believe you have to start with a craft; you don’t just start with a dream”
"Learn what it is to sweat. Learn what it is to fail. Learn how to take rejection. Don't personalize it." - Goldie Hawn