You were talking with our photographer about taking photos. Have you been memorializing the end of The Good Place by photographing the set?
Jacinto: I was. Well, for one thing it was super-frustrating with film because I was just learning it and a lot of times it would be just black, nothing would come out. But it was great because it forced me to be present and observing on set. These are pictures that I get to collect and then I'll share them with the cast maybe once I get time to put them together into a collage or a book and maybe share with the public, maybe at a Good Place 10-year reunion or something like that. It's special to have, and it was a good distraction from crying on set knowing that it was going to be our last season.
The Good Place is about these ethical lessons and questions of morality. Is there a core thing you personally took away from the show?
Jacinto: We talk about altruism. It's really tough to have a true altruistic act, meaning like, if I do something good, am I really doing it for the purpose of being good? Or am I doing it to make myself feel better? So I remember we did a panel and Will touched on this and I guess my mentality towards like being a good person now is leaning towards this idea, which is I'll try -- like whether it be donating to charity, whether it be giving a tip, whether it be helping a person cross the street -- to do these acts of goodness, purely for the fact of doing it for the other person and not for my benefit and not for me to feel good. So I think that's kind of like my biggest moral takeaway from this whole experience.
Not doing good things just to post on social media.
Jacinto: Exactly, like, "Hey, I donated this amount of money to charity. Look at me." It's a line that I definitely play with a lot. Like when I tip drivers, it's like, "Make sure to look at that $5 bill that I got you." It's not that big of a deal, man. It's a tough line to play with, but that's definitely the goal that I work towards whenever I try to be a good person.
A quick production question: The blue goo.
Jacinto: The blue goo!
You got spurted with demon guts. What are those days on set like?
Jacinto: They are a little terrifying because you don't know what's going to come out. We do a lot of weird stuff.
What is the weirdest?
Jacinto: That. The blue goop. There was a moment where Jason goes home to Jacksonville and they had a monster truck run over a taxi. That was awesome and weird. The one where Will was on the train and he gets sprayed by all that red goop or whatever. Will gets a lot of the weird situations as well. He gets all the acupuncture needles on his face. It's weird because we don't know what will happen. We know that we will be in good hands, but you can't help but be nervous in those situations. But they take care of us at the end of the day.
Nervous that it's going to be gross?
Jacinto: Yeah. Or it's going to go somewhere it's not supposed to go.
How much crying was there as you wrapped it up?
Jacinto: It's tough because I guess we were all so focused and also pretty tired by the end of that last episode. In terms of tears and what not, I think it just comes in spurts. I think it was our Comic-Con panel where Ted started to tear up a little bit, and then once he tears up we all tear up obviously.
When Ted Danson's crying, everyone's crying...
Jacinto: If you don't, you have no heart, no soul. It comes in spurts. Like when you try to hold it back, you know, you can't really help it. I'm sure by the time April rolls around when we usually start filming, some tears will probably start flowing when I'm like, Where's everybody?
Have you thought about reunions? Are there plans in place to get together?
Jacinto: Last year we did this after the end of the third season, we did a slumber party over at Ted's place. Maybe we could do that again.
What is a slumber party at Ted Danson's like?
Jacinto: It's everything you can imagine: Unicorns and rainbows. No, it's the best. It was exactly that feeling that you get when you were 10 years old and you were going to go to your first sleepover. That exact feeling. But now you're 30 years old and you're going to a 70-year-old man's property, and you guys are just hanging out, and instead of video games, you're kind of just talking about life.