It wasn’t very hard for the stars of FOX’s new comedy “Enlisted” to inhabit their roles. Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young play three brothers working on an Army base in Florida, and they became so close during filming that their brotherly spats almost turned deadly.
“I think we get along exactly the way that brothers get along, which is to say we love each other so deeply and we are so supportive and so there for each other, and simultaneously we fight like siblings,” Lowell tells Zap2it during a visit to the show’s Los Angeles set.
Young, who plays the youngest sibling (but is actually the eldest in real life) confirms it: “They’re like my brothers,” he says. “These guys treat me like I’m their little brother for sure, but I love it.”
Stults’ Sgt. Pete Hill is a super soldier who’s sent to his brothers’ rear detachment unit as punishment after an altercation with a superior in Afghanistan. He heads up a squad of misfits charged with keeping things running smoothly at home while other soldiers are overseas fighting, which includes Lowell’s Cpl. Derrick Hil, the sarcastic middle brother, and Young’s Pvt. Randy Hil, their accident-prone but well-meaning energetic youngest sibling.
The actors’ off-screen dynamic pretty much matches the on-screen one — including the meshing of their three very distinct personalities. “There’s something about Parker — he’s so earnest and sweet and innocent that you can’t help but fall in love with him, but I’d kill him if Chris wasn’t here,” Stults says.
Lowell agrees, sort of. “Oh my god, I guess [that’s] true, except for I definitely would have murdered Parker way sooner than Geoff would have.”
Watch their brotherly dynamic in action in Zap2it’s interview below: