I asked Mike how old [I would be playing] and he said early 40s, so I asked if I should put on weight. And he was like, “Sure.” I started up putting on weight during “Bly Manor” and ended up putting on 30 pounds of fat.
I just wanted to give young brown kids, and particularly Muslim kids, something to watch that they’d feel proud watching. And that’s one of the other reasons I ended up losing the weight: if I’m going to represent us, let’s look good! Let’s be brown Harrison Ford then and scowl and look off in the distance and do all of the hero shots. That’s how I wanted to represent this character. (x)
RAHUL KOHLI as SHERIFF HASSAN
Midnight Mass (2021)