Melissa Roxburgh on ‘Manifest’, the Rich Mythology, and Nagging the Producers for Answers

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During a 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Melissa Roxburgh (who plays rookie police officer Michaela Stone) talked about

  • why the pilot script for Manifest stood out for her,
  • what excited her about the story and character,
  • how much she knows about what’s going on,
  • the relationship dynamic between Michaela and her brother Ben (Josh Dallas),
  • the struggle with returning home after five years have passed for everyone else,
  • balancing the family drama with the mythology, and
  • how she’d personally react in a real-life situation like this.


Josh Dallas on Why He Joined NBC’s ‘Manifest’, How Much He Knows about the Mystery, and More

Interview by COLLIDER.COM

During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Josh Dallas (who plays intelligence analyst and family man Ben Stone) talked about why Manifest was so appealing to him, playing a normal but flawed human, why he doesn’t want all of the answers to the bigger mysteries, the OMG moments in every episode, whether he’d ever take a voucher for another flight himself, the family dynamic, the relationship between Ben and his sister Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh), and how he’d react, if he found himself in a similar situation. Be aware that there are some spoilers discussed.