Brett Goldstein says he worries he “died a long time ago” and that his recent run of mainstream success has been a “post-death, pre-heaven dream”.
The British actor and comedian said he was “grateful” for all the opportunities given to him but there was still “so much” he wanted to explore in his career.
Goldstein stars in popular Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, which is currently airing its third season, alongside Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Nick Mohammed.
Goldstein himself has earned widespread recognition for his portrayal as the surly, foul-mouthed Roy Kent, including a Critics’ Choice Television award for best supporting actor in a comedy series.
He is also part of the writing team behind Jason Segel’s psychologist comedy Shrinking, which stars Harrison Ford, and has landed a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Hercules.
Speaking about his success to US publication Variety, Goldstein said: “I worry I died a long time ago and this has all been like a post-death, pre-heaven dream.
“You just have to be grateful. Because this is it, right? I can’t undo it.”
“Touch wood, I have a lot more opportunities to do many of the things that I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” he said.
“All jokes aside, I don’t know how long the window is. And I do feel like there’s so much I want to get out.
“I’m fit and healthy and have these opportunities. Let’s f****** do them.”
The full interview with Brett Goldstein can be read online on Variety’s website.