Marcus Scribner plays Anthony Anderson’s son, Junior, on ABC’s “Black-ish.”
Jessica: How do you feel about the new “Star Wars” movie coming out?
Marcus: I’m excited to see it. I think it’s going to be awesome.
Jessica: What do you like about “Star Wars?”
Marcus: I love the light sabers and the force because if I could have any super power it would be telekinesis. I really love the samurai space feel of the movies.
Jessica: What is your favorite “Star Wars” movie?
Marcus: I like the first three because they have more of a genuine feel to them.
Jessica: Do you have a favorite from the original “Star Wars” movies?
Marcus: I can’t pick a favorite because all of them are really good.
Jessica: Do you have a favorite character from “Star Wars?”
Marcus: I like Jar Jar Binks because no one likes him.
I also like R2-D2. Let me show you my R2-D2 phone case.
Jessica: Who would be your dream character to play in “Star Wars?”
Marcus: If I could become a cybernetic robot, I would play General Grievous.
He is my favorite bad character. He is so cool with his arms and everything.
My other dream character to play is Darth Vader.
Jessica: Do you have a favorite line from the movie?
Marcus: Definitely! “Luke, I am your father!”
Jessica: How did you feel when you got the role over Anthony Anderson’s son?
Marcus: I went in for seven auditions. In one of my auditions, I saw Anthony Anderson’s son [Nathan]. I thought to myself, “Wow, that kid looks just like Anthony. I’m not going to get this role. When I got the call, I was like ‘yes.’”
Jessica: Do you have a favorite part about playing Anthony Anderson’s son?
Marcus: I love coming to the set everyday. It never feels like work.
Jessica: Do you have a favorite episode you have done so far?
Marcus: I enjoyed filming the pilot and the dozen.
Jessica: Are you more of a cool guy or a nerd off camera?
Marcus: I’m a nerd. I love video games, super heroes and comic books.
I hope that people will say that I’m a little bit of a cool guy.
Jessica: How is your style different than your television character?
Marcus: I am a lot like Junior but my clothing style is different.
Jessica: How else are you different from your television character?
Marcus: Junior has three siblings to deal with. Lucky for me, I only have one.
Jessica: What is your favorite subject in high school?
Marcus: English and biology. I love science, and I’m good at English.
Jessica: What grade are you in?
Marcus: I am in ninth grade.
Jessica: What is your favorite food?
Marcus: My favorite food on the planet is chocolate-covered bacon.
Jessica: What is the inspiration behind your name?
Marcus: I am named after Marcus Aurelius.
Jessica: What is your favorite color?
Marcus: Neon green
Jessica: How did you feel about auditioning for a show called “Black-ish?”
Marcus: It did not have a title when I auditioned for it.
It was called the untitled Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris project.
Jessica: What did you think once you heard the title “Black-ish?”
Marcus: I thought it was weird until we started taping the episodes.
I like the title now because it fits the show. It gets our message across.
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