We've got to speak about what's occurring between Geoffrey and Uncle Phil. In episode 9, he fired you after you went behind his again and located Will's father. 

Man, it was heartbreaking as a result of what we have carried out with this model is, Jeffrey and Uncle Phil are like brothers—they go manner again. Adrian [Holmes, who plays Uncle Phil] and I simply met on the job, however there's such a robust bond between us, so enjoying these confrontation scenes and seeing that cut up, it felt like an actual component of our friendship was breaking. It was emotional and we went there as actors, however it confirmed the kind of man Geoffrey is. Sure, he is a person of his phrase, and in case you ask him to do one thing, he will get it carried out, however he's additionally ready to place himself on the road for what he believes, even when it goes towards what Phil desires. Now, Geoffrey has set this all up, and everybody has to take a step again. It should be attention-grabbing to see the ripple results that it has on the household.

You’re not within the finale, but every little thing Geoffrey has set in movement is felt all through all the episode.

Geoffrey's all the time there even when he isn't. [The rest of the characters] are positively asking, "The place is Geoffrey?" I do not understand how a lot I can say about the place he's, however when he will get fired, we get a little bit of a chuckle from Geoffrey, like he is aware of that was going to occur as a result of he is aware of Phil. And he is aware of he cannot do one thing like that once more and are available again from that. That is the final step between us.

The final step for now, since you're coming again for season two, proper?

I received no remark [laughs]. Perhaps you would possibly see Geoffrey once more. Who is aware of?

You latterly tweeted an image of your self and Joseph Marcell, the unique Geoffrey, from when he performed your father on an episode of the BBC present Dying In Paradise. One, how serendipitous, and two, did he offer you any recommendation on enjoying the character?

It is humorous as a result of I forgot to ship them that image in my slate after I was auditioning. I may need despatched it in a second slate, however nobody noticed it, as a result of after I informed Morgan [Cooper, the creator and director of Bel-Air] about it, he had no concept. He freaked out: "What is that this image?" Once I received the job, I wished to inform Joe instantly, however Peacock was very severe about that NDA, and I could not say something till they publicly launched the forged. However after I may, I known as Joe, and he informed me, "Congratulations! We're all completely satisfied for you, and you are going to be unbelievable." I received fairly emotional, truly.

Later, we linked in L.A. and had a stunning dinner the place he gave me a variety of recommendation, which included simply having fun with being the Brit on the present and proudly owning that and letting my work communicate for itself. Once I see all of the love on Twitter and Instagram—and I see all of it, typically I even blush—I actually really feel like Joseph manifested that for me.


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