Platonic’s first season got here to an finish on July 12 with a one-year time soar. The present chronicled the restart of Will and Sylvia’s very platonic friendship, which had an impression on the relationships round them, together with Sylvia’s husband Charlie, performed by Luke Macfarlane. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Luke about Charlie’s true emotions about his spouse’s friendship with Will. (Notice: this interview came about on July 10.)

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Luke Macfarlane as Charlie. (Apple TV+)

“I feel Charlie believes you could’t abandon individuals, so I feel he desires one thing to occur. He desires the friendship to exist,” Luke advised HollywoodLife. “He was the particular person firstly of the sequence who says, ‘That’s what buddies do. They attain out to individuals after they’re in bother.’ In quite a lot of methods, possibly we’ll see one other form of troubling second come up. Hopefully, Charlie is usually a little bit much less stored in the dead of night after they’re engaged on their new issues collectively. I feel he actually desires to consider that they’ll proceed to be buddies and they need to proceed to be buddies.”

The time soar noticed Will and Sylvia crossing paths once more after having one other falling out. Whereas the primary season ends on a hopeful be aware, there’s undoubtedly extra to discover with these characters. “It’s undoubtedly been mentioned,” the actor stated about season 2. “It’s undoubtedly one thing that lots of people wish to have. The main points are tough due to the strike, primarily. I do know there’s undoubtedly curiosity and conversations, however that’s about all I do know.”

Whereas there have been actually points all through the season, Charlie was an understanding husband about Sylvia’s shut friendship with Will. He by no means made her select between their relationship and her friendship with Will.

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Luke Macfarlane and Rose Byrne in ‘Platonic.’ (Apple TV+)

“Basically, he’s not going to be that man,” Luke stated about Charlie. “I additionally assume simply on an even bigger form of world concept is anytime we give someone a algorithm, it virtually means… when are you going to interrupt them? In any facet of life, assigning someone a algorithm which can be imposed upon them doesn’t enable them to determine what their very own guidelines are. And that’s what a relationship must be about. It’s like, I feel there’s a normal understanding between the 2 of us, however I don’t assume you possibly can spell it out for anyone.”

The Bros actor added, “I feel that he does have a really sturdy sense of self. He actually does. I feel that’s on the core of all of it. He believes that his love is actual and that they really have a very good relationship. I feel that’s undoubtedly on the core of it.”

Luke revealed that he knew from the start that Will and Sylvia’s relationship was “by no means going to finish up in romantic territory.” Nevertheless, he undoubtedly felt the “palpable” rigidity and chemistry between Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen’s characters.

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Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as Will and Sylvia. (Apple TV+)

If the Apple TV+ sequence does get a season 2, Luke famous that he’d like to see Charlie have his personal model of a platonic buddy. “I feel it was form of instructed that possibly his work buddy is his platonic buddy. I’d have an interest to see what his model of a platonic relationship is,” he stated. “However that being stated, he’s additionally a man that’s so unconflicted concerning the household being the first factor in his life. So what would I wish to see for Charlie in season 2… I feel I’d wish to see Sylvia sharing just a little bit extra overtly, and possibly feeling that she will be able to belief him to form of learn about it. However then I’m saying all these items realizing I’m not a TV author, and I’m like, nicely, the place’s the strain, Luke? So I don’t know what the strain can be in season 2.” All episodes of Platonic season 1 are actually streaming on Apple TV+.


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