You’ll forgive Wilmer Valderrama for his newfound habit of name-checking Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodriguez. It’s what happens when, nine years after moving on from playing an iconic, goofy alter ego (i.e. That '70s Show foreign-exchange student Fez), you suddenly find yourself starring on not one but two series produced by the acclaimed aforementioned directors. On FOX's Minority Report, a small-screen adaptation of Spielberg's 2002 Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi hit, Valderrama plays detective Will Blake alongside castmates Meagan Good and Stark Sands. Concurrently, he continues vamping it up as undead cartel leader Carlos Madrigal on El Rey's campy From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Prior to tonight's new episode of Minority Report, we talked to Valderrama about juggling hard-edged cops and sharp-toothed villains, as well as looking himself up on IMDb.
Being on two shows at once is becoming more commonplace since cranking out 25 episodes a season, like you did on That '70s Show, is becoming obsolete. Is that positive for you as an actor?
To me, that’s exciting, to be able to jump in and do 10 or 12 episodes of something. If it comes back, great, you do another stab at it. The format has become so fun, especially because I’m not intimidated by my job. I go from zero to 100 in two seconds.