Singer and actress Jill Scott steps into the world of Fringe this week in a guest role as events play out during the final season of the popular Fox sci-fi.
In the Fringe episode “The Human Kind” on December 7, Jill Scott plays an intuitive and oracle-like person named Simone who Olivia (Anna Torv) encounters as she looks to recover a key piece of equipment for Walter (John Noble). While Olivia works with Scott’s character, Peter (Joshua Jackson) finds himself in a perilous situation as he observes Windmark (guest star Michael Kopsa).
So, who is Jill Scott’s Simone character in “The Human Kind”?
“She’s a quiet warrior and she’s sort of an oracle of someone who can foresee the future,” Scott told reporters this week ahead of her guest role on Fringe. “There is an integral part of Olivia’s quest, and Simone has direct knowledge of that. Although I won’t say knowledge, she has an intuition about how to help her on her quest.”
Interestingly, Jill Scott admitted that she actually campaigned to be on Fringe since she’s a huge fan of the show. On more than one occasion during the call, Scott confessed that she’s sad Fringe will be leaving the Fox airwaves for good.
“Fringe is one of my favorite television shows from its inception,” Scott added. “I absolutely love all of the science fiction of it, the mystery of it, the science in it. The characters are wonderful and so rich. Walter, of course, is my absolute favorite.”
As a fan of Fringe, Scott’s guest role was a dream come true. Although Scott has enjoyed a successful career in both music and television, it was her love of Fringe that forced her to take action in landing a part before the series finale.
For Jill Scott, fate worked in mysterious Fringe ways with the universe.
“I kept saying these are the kinds of shows that I want to be involved in,” Scott continued about the quality of projects she takes on. “I just put the word out there and, of course, I asked for it. I believe in saying things out loud, and I had Fringe.”
Despite the excitement of landing her guest role, Scott is disappointed that she’ll soon have to say goodbye to Fringe forever.
“I wish it wasn’t the final season. I’m really upset about that. It means a lot to me,” Scott elaborated. “The show and the quality of the show, the writing is splendid. The vocabulary is just delicious.”
Fringe and “The Human Kind” air Friday, December 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.