The actor made that comparison of his role in the series in an interview he gave on the occasion of the premiere of the fourth season of the show.
Peter Krause, 55, is a television and stage actor known for his roles on the shows "Six Feet Under," "Parenthood," and most recently "9-1-1." On this latest show, the actor claims to have found parallels with his previous work on "Parenthood."
According to the actor, the character he now plays, Bobby Nash, is somewhat similar to Adam Braverman, the character he played in "Parenthood." Braverman is the eldest son, always aware of everybody, the reliable man.
Peter Krause attending the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park in New York City, in May 2018. | Image: Getty Images.
In the same way, Nash is also the man everyone trusts, not just at work, but at home as well. Although the man has not had an easy life, as he struggles with a past of addictions and the loss of his wife and son in a fire.
Krause said: “For my own self, I think that Bobby’s in a really good place. He’s able to be the papa bear to everybody at work and also be a good husband to Athena, a good friend to Michael, and a good stepdad.”
THE DRAMA OF THE SERIES
In the new season, Nash is worried about his partner Athena, after what happened at the end of last season. She goes back to work and he worries that everything will go well with her.
Apparently, the tone of the series aims to be a drama, however, Krause also sees it as a bit comic type. They do not strictly follow the procedures, and also the dialogues are somewhat different from real life, for the actor it would work in comic format.
PANDEMIC AFFECTS THE SERIES
The characters in the series are living their lives alongside the pandemic. They don't try to solve all the problems, they just go about their lives without allowing the situation to take away the future that lies ahead.
That is why members of couples have been seen to withdraw from their loved ones because they want to protect them from what they find out on the streets, they are taking care not to take it home. The situation has affected everyone's routine and expectations.
This new season begins with a catastrophe that the protagonists of it could not even imagine, except the day that Athena returns to work after recovering from the assault, her physical wounds healed, but did she also mentally heal?
Perhaps the situation in which she is involved during this episode leads her to check if she is really ready to return to work, not behind a desk, but outside, on the street. Perhaps she takes her to therapy so she can heal from the trauma, or she understands that if she can do her job, she is ready.
In the promo clip of the first episode of the fourth season, you can get a glimpse of the exciting stories to come. Not only the drama of attending emergencies that arise, which are increasingly complex.
The characters also have to learn to live in the new normal that comes from living in the pandemic. They are the first responders every time something happens, and they must be watching their steps so as not to end up being infected.