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By Suzanne

Peter Jacobson

Interview with Peter Jacobson of "Colony" on USA Network 2/17/16

It was great to speak to Peter. He's such an amazing character actor. He's really good on "Colony." He was very funny and genial on the call.

Moderator: Megan Tucker February 17, 2016 3:56 pm CT

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to The Colony with Peter Jacobson Press and Media Call. During the presentation all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards we will conduct a question-and-answer session. At that time if you have a question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone.

If at any time during the conference you need to reach an operator, please press Star 0. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Wednesday, February 17, 2016. I would now like to turn the conference over to Megan Tucker with USA. Please go ahead.

Megan Tucker: Hi everyone. Thank you so much for participating on this call today. Weíre really excited to have Peter Jacobson, one of the stars of the USA Networkís drama series Colony. He plays Proxy Snyder -- the opportunistic leader from the Green Zone in an occupied Los Angeles -- and weíre happy to have the call pegged to Episode 106, airing tomorrow. So at this time Iím going to turn it over for the first question.

Operator: Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, if youíd like to register a question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. You will hear a three-tone prompt to acknowledge your request. If your question has been answered and you would like to withdraw your registration, please press the 1 followed by the 3. If youíre using a speakerphone please lift your handset before entering your request.

And our first question comes from the line of Jamie Ruby with SciFi Vision. Please proceed with your question.

Jamie Ruby: Hi. Thanks so much for talking to us today.

Peter Jacobson: My pleasure. Can you hear me?

Jamie Ruby: Yes. Yes. I can hear you fine.

Peter Jacobson: After all these - after all this is (unintelligible), Iím - just want to know if weíre actually human beings talking to each other. But we are. Okay. Good.

Jamie Ruby: Yes. Yes. Weíre good. Can you talk a bit about developing your character? Did you take it all from the script? Was there, kind of, any person or character maybe that you took inspiration from or anything like that?

Peter Jacobson: Iím sorry. Unfortunately, I couldnít hear the first part of the question. So just try it one more time.

Jamie Ruby: Now you canít hear me.

Peter Jacobson: Right. I got it.

Jamie Ruby: No. I said could you talk about developing the character? Did you take everything from the script or was there somebody that inspired you or that you, you know - just how did you develop it?

Peter Jacobson: Right. Nobody particular inspired me. I was inspired certainly by the script itself and by the way the character was described in the script and also how he, you know, he plays out in the script. So, you know, what was one of the things that I liked most about the script when I read it was that Proxy Snyder sort of jumped off the page to me as -- at me, really -- as somebody who is in sort of, you know, obviously in a very unique situation and is sort of a unique character in that we donít necessarily see him right away as sort of the typical villain. Heís somebody who has a lot of mystery to him and he doesnít seem like the kind of guy whom would necessarily be in the position of power that heís in. And I thought that was very interesting.

Jamie Ruby: Oh. Cool. And can you talk about how you got the role? Hello?

Peter Jacobson: Yes.

Jamie Ruby: Okay.

Peter Jacobson: Hello?

Jamie Ruby: Sorry. Okay. See, my phone must be going bad. I donít know. Could you talk about how you got the role?

Peter Jacobson: Oh. I thought you were just bored by the answer and it was just this (unintelligible).

Jamie Ruby: No. No. My phone must be...

Peter Jacobson: No. Iím kidding. Iím kidding.

Jamie Ruby: ...must be having...

Peter Jacobson: Yes. I was given the script to look at and asked if I wanted to audition and I had never met Carlton or (Ryan) before. I think the casting director, (April Webster), knew who, you know, knew my work and thought ďWell this could be an interesting fit.Ē And when I read the script right away I, you know, I thought ďWell, this is really a terrific pilot and an even more terrific character.Ē And so I was able, you know - so then I had the audition and then wound up getting the part.

Jamie Ruby: Okay. Great. Thank you so much.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of Suzanne Lanoue with The TV MegaSite. Please proceed with your question.

Suzanne Lanoue: Hi. Thanks for talking to us today.

Peter Jacobson: My pleasure.

Suzanne Lanoue: I was wondering if you have any interesting or fun stories about filming the show or getting the part -- anything like that.

Peter Jacobson: There was nothing interesting or fun about - well, itís always interesting and fun to audition for a character that is himself interesting and fun. But it wasnít unique in - or anything particularly interesting about getting the role. In fact, itís pretty un-fun to wait until you hear that you actually got it. But thatís what every actor goes through with, you know, just about every audition.

And in terms of interesting or fun on the set while weíre shooting, it is an interestingly fun group of people. Only that I, you know - itís just every person who we, you know - whoís on the show has been so great and fun and nice to work with. (Josh) and I have gotten along really, really well. Heís just always fun to work with. (Sarah) is great. The two of them are great together.

I always find it sort of fun to work with (Josh) especially just because he and I are such different physical - everything. Weíre just so different and I always feel like this sort of, you know, strange little homunculus next to that guy. Itís just always so fun. I think the contrast between the two of us as human beings and as characters brings a lot of, sort of, spirit and interesting, you know - sort of brings an interesting cake to the relationship and itís always really fun to work with him.

Suzanne Lanoue: Thanks. I enjoy the show and Iím glad itís doing well.

Peter Jacobson: Oh. Good. Thank you.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of Greg Staffa with Your Entertainment Corner. Please proceed with your question.

Greg Staffa: Thanks for taking our questions today. This show is fascinating. Can you give us a little bit of insight of how much you know about your character? Thereís a lot of mystery around him. How much did you know going in and how much do you know of his future?

Peter Jacobson: I only knew going in what was in the pilot. And -- as I said -- one of the things that fascinated me about him is that you donít know all that much about him. Itís just, you know - interestingly, he was just sort of - atypical person very much in charge. And that intrigued me so I did - but what I liked again with it, I didnít really know why he was there and how long he was going to be there. And thatís - and then, you know - thatís part of being in Carlton, you know - in a show with Carlton Cuse. You donít always know whatís coming down the line.

So I just knew from the pilot what was there. I never really knew much more than an episode or two ahead while we were shooting the first 10 episodes, which served me fine. Some actors like to know, you know - have a much better idea whatís, you know, whatís coming down the pike, you know, at - way down the line. And that can certainly be helpful but I knew I wasnít going to get a lot of real specifics on this. And so I was real happy to just sort of go along knowing, you know, an episode or two ahead what was coming. And as of now I certainly know what happens all the way through the season because we shot it a while ago. But I have no idea whatís coming or whatís going in Season 2.

Greg Staffa: Thank you.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of Robin Burks with Tech Times. Please proceed with your question.

Robin Burks: Hi. Thank you for talking to us today. Really appreciate it.

Peter Jacobson: Oh. Sure.

Robin Burks: My questionís actually kind of following up on what you just said. We donít have a lot of background information on Snyder yet. But what can we learn - what can we expect to learn about Snyderís motivations and maybe the reasons behind why heís joined the Transitional Authority?

Peter Jacobson: Real good question and Iíve had many of those questions as the season - as we shot. And it was always interesting to talk about, you know - and talk about why heís there. This episode coming up tomorrow -- Yoknapatawpha -- will be the moment in the season when you really do begin to really sort of get some more detail and some specifics as to why Snyder is where he is and how he got there. That being said, I canít guarantee that the explanations he gives are necessarily the truth. I donít mean to make it more confusing than it is but itís - to me, itís my favorite episode of the season really for that reason -- that we sort of begin to sort of see much more about, you know, who Snyder is and why he is who he is.

And -- again -- even if some of that he might be hedging or might be fibbing or might be not being completely direct, that in and of itself tells you even more about who he is. And again itís a very exciting episode. Itís the three of us. Itís (Will), (Katie) and Proxy Snyder stuck together in a very tight space for a very long time and itís not necessarily a threesome that is enjoying each other.

Robin Burks: Iím looking forward to seeing that episode. Also thereís this big mystery around the invasion. Are we ever really going to learn any more about that in this season possibly?

Peter Jacobson: Yes. You will learn more. Iím not at liberty to say how much. There will be, you know, you will learn more but itís a very Carlton Cuse - in a very Carlton Cuse-ine way. The information will be doled out sparingly and the second season youíll be learning a lot more.

Robin Burks: Okay. Great. Thank you.

Peter Jacobson: Okay.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of Erin Conrad with - Iím sorry - yes - with Three If by Space. Please proceed with your question.

Erin Conrad: Hi, Peter, from a fellow Chicagoan.

Peter Jacobson: Erin. Hey. I recognize you from Twitter too. Right?

Erin Conrad: Yes. Absolutely. And that was the...

Peter Jacobson: Right.

Erin Conrad: Yes. That was the first part of my question. How do you like the Twitter end reaction and is this new to you?

Peter Jacobson: Oh my God. It couldnít be newer. Iím not of this - of the - Iíd like to say of this generation, which is silly because I know many people my age and older who are, you know, very much involved in Twitter. But I just came really late to it. And itís - whatís really neat is the immediacy of it. That there are so many people out there who are loving the show and are - youíre hearing it right away. In terms of the live tweeting, I still always feel like Iím about three minutes behind which is very frustrating.

But, you know, as I get better and get - am able to sort of really fly with it as it goes, again, itís always just, you know, itís always just exciting to sort of be in the direct feedback and to hear what people are thinking and to be able to respond to them directly. And itís been great because there are so many people out there who are really loving the show. And how exciting is that for any actor to have that much contact and to be, you know, hearing great stuff? I mean, if it was a kind of thing where everybody was telling me how much they hated it I probably would be a little depressed. But thatís not the case. Itís really been a great, wonderful, positive reaction.

It was just really -- for me -- mostly getting to learn how to do it. Iím a real moron when it comes to anything technological. So Iím still learning.

Erin Conrad: Well, weíre really glad that you are tweeting with us. Itís a lot of fun. And...

Peter Jacobson: Yes.

Erin Conrad: do you like the feedback that youíre getting about the character? You know, you get people kind of like me, because Iím, you know, on the Resistance side I guess - if weíre going to...

Peter Jacobson: Right.

Erin Conrad: ...(unintelligible).

Peter Jacobson: Thatís great. I mean, I mean USA has done so much wonderful work in terms of supporting us and giving different outlets for people who are into the show to have fun and engage. And then, when I engage with them Iím aware of, you know, the energy that has been generated around this and around, you know, questions like that -- like, ďAre you - do you want to be - would you be part of the Resistance or would you collaborate?Ē

And within that thereís a whole group of people that are very, you know, very much sort of seem to be fans of Proxy Snyder and are, you know, real engaged in, you know, what would he do? Why is he doing this? Who is he? Love him, hate him. And itís really fun to bat that stuff back and forth within - with those people because more than most I, you know, happen to be a little bit more intimate with the character and Iím able to really have a good time. And that kind of energy and that kind of interest is just wonderful. Itís really fun.

Erin Conrad: Great. Well, thank you very much. Iím looking forward to chatting with you tomorrow night during the show.

Peter Jacobson: All right. Great. Yes. Good. Nice to talk to you, Erin. Bye-bye.

Erin Conrad: You too.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of (Tyson Gifford) with (The Mighty Me). Please proceed with your question.

Tyson Gifford: Hi. Thanks for your time.

Peter Jacobson: Sure.

Tyson Gifford: I just want to know. Your character is currently presented as, like, the worst kind of collaborator operating almost purely out of self-interests. Is there more than him? And does he believe his own altruistic claims that heís doing it for the betterment of everyone in the colony?

Peter Jacobson: Great question. There is certainly much more to him -- much more to him than that. But, yes. And he absolutely believes that the way heís going about it is the right way. Iím sure that Snyder is, you know, like anybody would be, you know, confused about whether or not itís always, you know - whether or not things are going to work out in the way that he hopes that they will and has moments of doubt about whether or not heís doing the right thing. But ultimately the passion that he expresses about ďThis is the way it should be doneĒ is absolutely real and I think he believes it to his core.

Tyson Gifford: Thank you.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of James Hamilton with Geekstronomy. Please proceed with your question.

James Hamilton: Hello, Mr. Jacobson. Thanks for talking with us today.

Peter Jacobson: My pleasure.

James Hamilton: Iím just curious. I look at the character of Snyder as, I mean, heís just like (Will). (Will) is collaborating for the best of himself and his family. We donít know if Snyder has a family but thatís how I look at him. And Iím curious. How is it to play such a villain as opposed to playing a good guy?

Peter Jacobson: Absolutely. Snyder does have a family and he absolutely is doing what he thinks is the right thing. I think -- interestingly -- any, you know, anybody in the situation like this with this kind of occupation would ultimately do what is best for them and their family. And Snyder believes that thatís whatís going on. So everybody is a collaborator in that regard. Playing a villain like that I absolutely love. Iím very used to playing a lot of doctors and lawyers and theyíre often terrific roles. But rarely do I get to play somebody whoís, you know - has this much power and is this capable of some pretty bad behavior. I mean, Iíve played obnoxious people before. Iíve played bad guys before. But this is the baddest that Iíve ever gotten to play and I just love it.

James Hamilton: Well, the one true evil thing was him putting Geronimo to death last week. I mean, that was...

Peter Jacobson: Yes.

James Hamilton: Yes. That was absolutely evil. But one other very quick question, how long did it take you to learn how to pronounce The Yonkís proper name?

Peter Jacobson: Iím not going to answer until I hear you say it.

James Hamilton: I canít do it. I canít. Iíve tried.

Peter Jacobson: I did not - I was able to - I got it relatively quickly. I had five years on the show House in which I was tackling even more difficult words every week with some disease that I couldnít pronounce. And I got pretty adept at that kind of thing and Iíve built it into my muscle memory pretty quickly. So The Yonk was actually no problem for me.

James Hamilton: Okay. Well, thank you very much. Good luck with the show.

Peter Jacobson: Thank you. Thank you.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of Bruce Eisen with Here Is TV. Please proceed with your question.

Bruce Eisen: Hi. Hi, Peter. Thanks for joining us.

Peter Jacobson: Hi, Bruce. Sure. Thank you.

Bruce Eisen: So, when youíre not busy working -- just to change subject a bit -- do you like to watch TV? And if so, what do you like to watch?

Peter Jacobson: I love to watch TV. I at times feel overwhelmed because thereís so much good TV out there. I mean, thereís just - sometimes itís like there are too many things to watch and I just shut down. I donít even know where to go. My interests tend some - more towards the political. So shows like The Americans and House of Cards -- even though theyíre very, you know, different kinds of shows -- I like stuff that has a political edge to them. I love Itís Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which I got to do an episode of a few years back. I just love something like that thatís just raw and very, you know, holds no - pulls no punches and is just, you know - itís pretty brutal.

So Iím trying to think if thereís anything else. I havenít seen Breaking Bad, which, I feel like Iím the only person on the planet who hasnít and I almost feel ashamed that I havenít. Thatís next on my list. And I wish I had more time to watch because thereís - again, itís just this almost - itís almost paralyzing. I just - thereís too much to watch. Itís like a kid in a candy store.

Bruce Eisen: Excellent. Thank you. I appreciate it.

Peter Jacobson: My pleasure. Thank you.

Operator: The next question comes from the line of (Vanessa Frith) with (Enstarz). Please proceed with your question.

Vanessa Frith: Hi. Thanks for talking with us today.

Peter Jacobson: Yes.

Vanessa Frith: You previously mentioned that Snyder has a daughter. I was wondering if you could tell us if sheíll fold into the story at some point or if having a child will color his perception of helping (Will) find his son.

Peter Jacobson: Well, I think weíll learn - what weíll learn tomorrow is that having the child definitely has colored his - how heís, you know, how heís dealing with (Will). Again, to what extent you believe the depths of Snyderís feelings about it -- thatís always up for question, which is what I love about the character. My daughter does not play an active role plot-wise until the very end of the season.

Thereís a little bit more of, you know - she has a little bit more of a presence. But right now, you know, from this point of the season through until the end itís more just sort of the sense of who is she in Snyderís life and how is she impacting his decisions and what heís doing. And itís more of an emotional question. And hopefully -- as an actor -- Iím, you know, letting that stuff come through and indicating - not actually indicating but, you know, emotionally indicating where my daughter is at play in my mind and in my feelings. But sheís, you know, at this point sheís not front and center. But sheís definitely there.

Vanessa Frith: Okay. Thank you.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen -- as a reminder -- to register for a question, please press 1, 4. Our next question is a follow-up from Greg Staffa with Your Entertainment Corner. Please proceed with your question.

Greg Staffa: Thank you. Youíre well known for your role in House, which lasted for several seasons. How hard is it as an actor to transition - you know, is there a transition to go from a show like that to a show like this? Do you approach things differently? And then I have a quick follow-up after that.

Peter Jacobson: I donít approach it - as an actor thereís no difference for me. Itís all about the character and the relationships and the, you know, the life of the show. And Dr. Taub in House was just - that was that world and I had the great luck of being able to be in that world for five years. And, you know, that was a good three years ago and Iíve played some other things in the interim. But this is the first opportunity to sort of dive into a -- again -- a long arc of a character where I knew I had at least, you know, I had 10 episodes to really flesh it out.

But in terms of my approach itís just, ďOh. Well hereís a new person.Ē And this guy is nothing like Dr. Taub. At the same time, itís me. So Iím going to bring, you know - the qualities that I brought to Taub, Iím going to bring them to Snyder. But theyíre going to obviously be manifested in very different ways. And I - certainly nothing is more fun for an actor than to have really, you know, a wildly different character to play. And I see that, you know, the jump from Taub to Snyder is a pretty big one. And thatís been really fun.

Greg Staffa: And quick follow-up. Your view -- like I said -- youíre the guy from House. Anytime your name is mentioned itís the guy from House, and now for Colony as it grows. Who do you see yourself as? Who are you to you? You know. Youíre a father. Youíre a parent. Who is (unintelligible) you?

Peter Jacobson: In terms of characters that I play or just me in my life?

Greg Staffa: Because we associate you with your characters, my question...

Peter Jacobson: Right.

Greg Staffa:, kind of, who are you? I mean...


Greg Staffa: ...yourself?

Peter Jacobson: Right. Interestingly, I have -- for the last seven or eight years, starting with House -- been playing mostly people who were there - not bad guys, but thereís a certain negative quality that our -- Iíll put it this way -- negative qualities are in the forefront. And I donít think thatís somebody that I am in real life. I think that Iím generally a more, you know, sort of a positive and friendly and nice person and Iím not playing a lot of those guys. And Iím not quite sure why. I think itís been funny and fun and interesting but definitely Peter Jacobson is not a power-hungry, you know, philandering asshole lawyer. Iím just - Iím a nice guy and I love being with people. And I think people who know me and love me think of me as a pretty friendly, fun person. And strangely thatís not who Iím playing.

Greg Staffa: Thank you.

Operator: The next question is a follow-up from Robin Burks with Tech Times. Please proceed with your question.

Robin Burks: Hello again.

Peter Jacobson: Hi.

Robin Burks: Last week, you know, we saw the first major death on the series, which was (Phyllis).

Peter Jacobson: Yes.

Robin Burks: How is that going affect the Transitional Authority and how will that affect Snyder going forward?

Peter Jacobson: Well there will be -- certainly -- ripples in terms of whoís in what position of authority. I will act to fill that vacuum. I already did. I put (Will) in her position. So already we begin, you know, the ripple effects to her death. Itís certainly the death that motivates Snyder in a big way because the shocking nature of somebody of that status being, you know, killed in the Green Zone -- the place where weíre all supposed to be protected -- you know, just shows how potentially more dangerous the Resistance is and can be.

So Snyderís got that very much on his mind and it really does propel him forward in terms of the actions that he takes and also the fears and concerns that he has that fuel those actions. So it was a very pivotal moment. And again weíll see that in the more intense, personal, human level - the ways in which itís playing out for Snyder in this episode tomorrow night when, you know, three people stuck in the same spot under these intense circumstances. Thereís going to be a lot of sparks flying and a lot of - frankly, a lot more honesty than what weíve seen so far.

Robin Burks: Great. I look forward to seeing it. Thank you.

Peter Jacobson: Good. Thanks.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, we do have time for more questions. As a reminder, if youíd like to register please press 1,4. The next question is a follow-up from the line of Erin Conrad from - with Three If by Space. Please proceed with your question.

Erin Conrad: Hi again, Peter.

Peter Jacobson: Hi, Erin.

Erin Conrad: Hi. I wanted to ask you. Youíve done a lot of stage and some feature film work. What do you prefer -- TV, film, or stage -- and why?

Peter Jacobson: TV and film are more similar. Stage is a completely different animal. I started out doing nothing but stage and it was my first love as an actor. And itís been a long time since Iíve been doing it. And I miss it but I love, love, love doing film and television -- much more television than film for me -- in the last few years. I just love the intimacy of it. I like the schedule better. I like the money better.

But mostly itís just a much more internal process and itís quieter and it feels more real. And thatís just something that Iíve - as Iíve gotten older and stayed in TV Iíve just really begun to love and appreciate even, you know, more and more as I go. Itís just - it feels very, very intimate and I like that. It, it just - some of the more - the artifice of the theater -- of making sure that youíre out there projecting every night and hitting your mark and doing it for a paying audience -- is thrilling.

But for some reason thatís not been as exciting to me as the sort of - again, the immediacy of TV as in - you always get the, you know, you get the chance to do it over again in the moment, which is nice. The bummer is that once youíre done, youíre done. That scene is over forever. And in theater you get to try again the next night and make it better.

Erin Conrad: Thatís interesting. And if you come to Chicago let me know and Iíll take you out for a drink.

Peter Jacobson: Thank you. I donít know when Iím coming back, but hopefully soon. Iíve got a lot of family there.

Erin Conrad: That would be great.

Peter Jacobson: All right. Take care.

Erin Conrad: Thanks.

Peter Jacobson: All right.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, to register for a question, you may press 1,4. The next question comes - is a follow-up from the line of Greg Staffa with Your Entertainment Corner. Please proceed with your question.

Greg Staffa: You said that you wrapped filming for this season. Can you give us some insight on some future projects that youíre working on?

Peter Jacobson: I am currently playing a recurring role on The Americans -- as I mentioned as a show that I like. And thatís - I like it even more now that Iím on it. And weíre - my character comes on the end of the fourth season, which - and so Iíve been doing that for the last few weeks and Iíve got a few more weeks on that. And just, you know, poking around looking for other stuff to fill the gaps until we get revved up again for Colony.

Greg Staffa: Thank you.

Operator: The next question is a follow-up from the line of James Hamilton with Geekstronomy. Please proceed with your question.

James Hamilton: Hello again.

Peter Jacobson: Hi.

James Hamilton: Iím just curious. Now, characters such as Snyder eventually get their comeuppance. Out of whose hands would you like to see him go?

Peter Jacobson: Thatís a good question. Iím so lost in the righteousness of Snyderís - of what Snyderís doing that itís hard for me to, you know, break outside enough to see - and see him going in any way, shape, or form. He feels immortal to me at the moment. But in terms of the characters, I mean, Iím - I really do think that (Katie) is - I mean, I just - sheís so - all these characters are beautifully drawn but I just, you know, again, her conviction and the intensity with which she pursues what she wants and what she thinks is right in the face of everything sheís up against just as a, you know, as a fellow, you know, as a fellow person who is that committed. I would find it honorable to go at the hands of (Katie).

James Hamilton: Okay. Thank you.

Operator: Miss Tucker, there are no further questions at this time. I will turn the call back to you.

Megan Tucker: Yes. Thank you. I just wanted to remind the group, thank you all for joining today. And after this call you will be receiving an email with photos and a Colony clip. And just wanted to see if anyone had any other questions. We have some time left today.

Operator: Again, to register for a question please press 1, 4. One moment.

Megan Tucker: Weíll also have a transcript being sent out following this call.

Operator: And we do have a follow-up question from the line of Erin Conrad with Three If by Space. Please proceed with your question.

Erin Conrad: Hi. Iím all full of questions today.

Peter Jacobson: My fellow Chicagoan. Of course.

Erin Conrad: What do you think you -- Peter -- would do if you were in this kind of a situation? You know. All of like to think...

Peter Jacobson: Right.

Erin Conrad: ...we know we - ourselves one way or another.

Peter Jacobson: Right. I like - yes. I like to think that Iíd, you know, Iíd do something heroic. I know my first, you know - first and foremost I would be doing whatever I could do to make sure my family was okay. And my sense is that the Gray Zone in the situation like this is whatís more dominant -- that people are doing what they can to protect themselves and their loved ones -- but that, you know, weíre not - that most people would not be, you know, heroes or villains. That they would sort of live in that mid-range where you do what you have to do to get by and, you know , and what I think is beautiful about the show is that itís not, you know - thereís certain mundane quality to life, you know, under this occupation.

Obviously the terror is always there. But on a daily basis you just, you know, most - I would guess most people are just sort of trying to function. And certainly in the show, the extremities are who weíre dealing with -- from, you know, (Will) and (Katie) and Snyder and all the others -- the Resistance and those who are collaborating. But, you know, in the middle there is where most people -- I think -- in real life would live. Where I would just be, you know, save my family, try to get by. Donít be a hero.

Erin Conrad: Yes. Yes. One of the things that intrigues me about this show is the way morality seems to slip past some people at this point.

Peter Jacobson: Right.

Erin Conrad: With the government basically saying ďItís okay to be a jerk. Itís okay to hurt your fellow man.Ē You know.

Peter Jacobson: Right.

Erin Conrad: ďGo ahead.Ē And...

Peter Jacobson: Right. Right.

Erin Conrad: Thatís a...

Peter Jacobson: And how would you respond to that? How would, you know - with those shifting social mores, how would, you know - what would you do?

Erin Conrad: Right. Right. I think thatís - itís an interesting question that the producers have begun to ask.

Peter Jacobson: One of many. Yes. I agree with you.

Erin Conrad: Great.

Peter Jacobson: All right.

Erin Conrad: I donít want to monopolize if other people (unintelligible)...

Peter Jacobson: Thatís all right. Itís lovely talking to you.

Erin Conrad: You too.

Peter Jacobson: Nobody else is, every - theyíre all done.

Erin Conrad: Well then, Iíll ask another quick question. If you were going to put Snyderís motivations into a chart where do you...

Peter Jacobson: Into a church?

Erin Conrad: ...think things would - to a chart.

Peter Jacobson: Oh. A chart.

Erin Conrad: Where would you put, like, a fear of the house? Your self-serving belief that youíre the best choice to help people like somebody else would be worth and your enjoyment of being in that kind of a high position. Where do you think those three and maybe others - where do they fall?

Peter Jacobson: I think enjoyment is number one. Even though heís smart and heís terrified of what could be around the corner and whoís up there. Thatís the sort of - thatís the neat part about Snyder, is that all three of those things are very there. You sort of hit it on the head. You know. What, you know, what heís made up of. But my feeling is that it - whatís cool about him is that, you know, you really have this sense that he just loves being in this situation. And I love playing that. Thatís fun.

Erin Conrad: Yes. Definitely from tomorrow nightís episode you get that feeling.

Peter Jacobson: Yes. Good. Good. Good.

Erin Conrad: Well, thank you so much. I appreciate it.

Peter Jacobson: All right. Thank you. Take care.

Operator: The next question is a follow-up question from the line of Greg Staffa with Your Entertainment Corner. Please proceed with your question.

Greg Staffa: Youíve been on many different shows. Youíve guest-starred on many different shows. Is there a particular genre that you find yourself drawn to? And is there any guest stars that you would love to have visit Colony or that youíd love to work with?

Peter Jacobson: Thatís a good question. I donít think that, I mean, I donít think I have a particular genre that Iím always itching for. I mean, I think that Iíd - if there was a - if I ever had a chance to do something like, you know, be a cowboy or, you know, ride off into the sunset or, you know, something like that -- something that Iím so - would never do -- thatís always fun. You know. All of the sudden you getting that chance to do something that is so outside your wheelhouse. Not that there are that many cowboy shows out there.

But I just mean something like, even like Game of Thrones where, you know, itís just not what people would normally think of me as and when I donít normally think of myself in that world. Thatís the world I want to try to be in, which was what kind of neat about, you know, about Colony was - hereís a guy with a lot of power who can be a real asshole. Heís in charge. Why is this guy in charge? That was whatís exciting. I didnít anticipate that that would be the kind of role that, you know, I would be drawn to or that others would be drawn to me in terms of playing it. That was a long-winded answer to the first part. What was the second part of your question?

Greg Staffa: Anyone that you would love to work with.

Peter Jacobson: Oh. God.

Greg Staffa: You know a good reputation as a great actor. Is there anyone that you kind of like, ďOoh. Iíd love to work withĒ?

Peter Jacobson: Oh. So many. I literally canít even begin to - I mean, that, you know - that was one of those, like, being on Colony is like ďOh. This - itís (Kathy Baker) this week. And well, thereís Carl Weathers and, you know, and Paul Guilfoyle. People who, you know, I had known and respected and love their work and, you know, was sort of, you know, fascinated by for a long time. And here I am working with them. Itís just, I - you know, thatís the thing. Iíve been around for long enough now that Iíve seen and met so many great actors and I - itís just hard to pinpoint one. Itís, you know, (Dee Moore) is, like, you know, like a superstar. Like, I would love to, you know, have Robert Duvall or Al Pacino show up. But I donít think theyíre going to be playing guest on a TV show anytime soon.

Greg Staffa: Sure. Thank you.

Operator: Miss Tucker, there are no further questions at this time. Iíll turn the call back to you.

Megan Tucker: Great. Thank you. Well, I just wanted to say another thank you to Peter for taking time today to chat with everyone. And...

Peter Jacobson: My pleasure. Thank you, everybody.

Megan Tucker: this time - yes. Thank you. This is going to be the end of the call, then. I think we are ready to wrap and everyone will receive a transcript as well as an email with different Colony assets. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to myself -- Megan Tucker.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, that does conclude the conference call for today. We thank you for your participation and ask that you please disconnect your line.


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