Actor Jeff Goldblum poses at the GQ men of the Year y in West Hollywood, California, on December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok – RTSVC28
LOS ANGELES – “Jurassic Park legend Jeff Goldblum was all smiles and let loose as he began about his latest role, the lead of a science-centric series for National Geographic.
Goldblum expressed his excitement about the upcoming performance, although there was clearly over. Currently titled “The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum,” the 12-part series takes Goldblum on adventures all over the world.
“We are still tinkering with the title. ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ how do you like that title?” Goldblum quipped on Monday to a room full of journalists at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour Wednesday. “I like it, but I don’t see how it relates. ‘Curious George’ …I don’t see how it relates… In any case, we will have to work at it.”
Goldblum forwent a pair of binoculars and did his best to explain how the still-in-the-works-will show the form.
“Here is what it can mean in our glorious idea sessions so far: It can be a show from week to week, which I invite you and we go together and investigate the things around us.
“A lot of things just seem… but as seen through the lens of real science and facts, these things might not be so ordinary… Ordinary things, as you know, metro-possibly, grains, possibly, baseball, maybe even toilet paper.”
In a press release broadcasted by National Geographic about the upcoming series, the “Independence Day” star stated: “National Geographic has a talent for developing smart, compelling stories that expanded our understanding of the world around us in creative and fun ways. Curiosity is a fundamental human trait; ‘The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum,” put me in the driver’s seat, guiding the viewers on a mind-blowing adventure where we break down the unexpectedly complex science behind seemingly basic things.”
He said that he is pleased about the cooperation with National Geographic.
“Last year, I have a guest host three episodes of ‘Explore’, and we all know that National Geographic is known for their unique ability to expand our knowledge… with compelling and entertaining stories. But what I didn’t know, until my experience last year was what a great collaboration, and the working forest.”
He added, “I was very happy to work together with them and even more excited to be embarking on this opportunity now.”
“We are happy to work with megastar Jeff Goldblum who shares our insatiable curiosity and passion for learning,” Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, stated in a press release. “This series is the perfect platform for Jeff are uniquely infectious and approachable charm to the viewers in an unexpected and surprising journey.”