In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ansari talks about his hopes for a Season 3, the cliff-hanging ending to Season 2, Master of None’s and his own Emmy nominations, and one of his favorite fan interactions, among other things.
“I’d rather we not end it here,” Ansari tells the THR. “It’s just not about buying into the machine of cranking stuff out because you have to, or making stuff out obligation and for the wrong reasons.”
Ansari, who is also nominated for best actor in a comedy, added that he’s “kind of content with doing nothing for right now.”
When asked about the purposeful ending of Season 2 with his character, Dev, seemingly getting the girl before it goes to black, Ansari won’t give up anything, especially when it comes to fan theories.
“I don’t think any of them are wrong, I think it’s up to you,” he explains. “My favorite endings are ones where when you watch it, it changes as you change as a person and you look at the material and it feels different to you.”
Now, while Ansari would love to win a few Emmy’s, he ultimately thinks what you create matters more than the number of awards you receive for it.
“Ultimately, you get these nominations and it’s amazing and helps your career, but in the long term, what really matters is the world you made and that you stand behind it,” Ansari concludes.
The interview ends with an anecdote about Ansari’s favorite fan interaction, which involved a local from Greece simply telling him he’s a fan and giving Ansari a donut.
“He didn’t ask for a picture or anything,” Ansari adds.
Well, here’s to hoping that Ansari has a good break, and eventually decides to satiate fans need for more Master of None.