Mitchell Slaggert on Jackson & Kimberly’s Relationship Standing


[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2, Episodes 1-6.]

The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Women is again and has welcomed a brand new man to the Essex campus with Mitchell Slaggert‘s “local weather refugee” Jackson.

The undeniably handsome co-ed has been filled with surprises as Season 2 of the HBO Max sequence has unfolded, notably in terms of his reference to Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet). Within the present’s most up-to-date episodes, “Taking Pictures” and “Doppelbanger,” the pair bought even nearer, taking issues to the following degree.

“You’re gonna get a greater sense of his character,” Slaggert tells TV Insider, teasing what’s forward for Jackson. Among the many issues followers ought to count on to uncover are his “morals and integrity,” the actor notes. He provides that folks could also be questioning, “is that this man particular person, or is he enjoying his playing cards?”

Mitchell Slaggert in 'The Sex Lives of College Girls'

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To date, it could appear Jackson’s a reasonably good man, regardless of any preconceived opinions viewers could have about his frequent sexual exercise on the opposite aspect of Kimberly’s dorm wall. Aside from sharing an Irish Literature course collectively and Jackson’s efforts to assist a classmate with a crush join with Kimberly, he actually shined whereas caring for her following an egg retrieval process when she was locked out of her dorm.

In different phrases, he’s greater than the preliminary “eye sweet” he seems to play, breaking stereotypes because the story progresses. There are just a few arguably gratuitous moments for Slaggert’s Jackson as he jogs round campus shirtless or, in the identical state of undress, hangs a flatscreen TV from his dorm wall, however the actor doesn’t thoughts.

“Fortunately, I’ve a incredible staff that I work with, and so they’re smarter than I’m on the entire scenario. So I all the time observe their judgment.” Don’t count on the identical factor from Slaggert’s actual life, although, as he says he tends to “lean away” from that “eye sweet” standing. “Once I’m taking movies of myself [for work or] constructing stuff, I depart my shirt on, and that’s form of laborious for me as a result of I grew up similar to no shirt, no sneakers.”

Pauline Chalamet and Mitchell Slaggert in 'The Sex Lives of College Girls'

(Credit score: HBO Max)

In any other case, it’s been a clean transition right into a beforehand established sequence for Slaggert, who says, “I’m somewhat quirky and bizarre at occasions.” As soon as his costars figured that out, Slaggert says, “I may completely hang around with them.” And together with meshing effectively along with his costars, Slaggert says of his character, “the extra [co-creators Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble] bought to know me, the extra they tailor-made the function round who I form of am.”

Similar to Jackson, who transferred to Essex after a twister demolished his previous faculty down south, Slaggert says, “I moved round so much, so being the brand new child at school, I leaned into that.” And it’s Jackson’s newness that connects him to Kimberly, who’s struggling to slot in when she’s frightened about how she’s going to pay her tuition with out a scholarship.

After Jackson’s transient stint of caring for Kimberly following her process, that bond appears solidified. The one drawback? Kimberly appears like Jackson solely sees her as a fragile affected person, however she works up the braveness to inform him in any other case, informing him she’s “prepared for something.” The loaded assertion leads them again to his dorm room for an obvious hookup.

So the place does this depart them? “There’s undoubtedly some unexpected layers inside Jackson and stuff that you just undoubtedly wouldn’t see coming,” Slaggert teases. And in terms of a extra romantic relationship exterior of the preliminary hookup, he says followers might be “rooting for that. They’ll undoubtedly be rooting for them.”

Might this imply that Kimberly might be a part of Jackson’s noisy hookups? A teaser for the following episode definitely signifies that. However how are these theatrical trysts captured behind closed doorways? “ADR,” Slaggert explains. “You simply go right into a sales space, and also you make the noises. After which it’s humorous ’trigger once you’re on set [we] simply make it as comical and much off from regular as we will.”

Keep tuned to see how the connection between Jackson and Kimberly unfolds as The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Women continues on HBO Max.

The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Women, Season 2, Thursdays, HBO Max



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