By Mike Ayers, Special to CNN
(CNN) — For nearly two decades, Seth Green has been one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Not only has he lent his voice to “Family Guy” each season as Chris Griffin, but he’s also the creator and voices behind Adult Swim’s stop-motion animation show, “Robot Chicken,” which is slated for a seventh season later this year.
He’s not slowing down anytime soon. This week, he can be seen co-starring in the new indie drama “The Story of Luke,” which opens in select theaters nationwide and on video on demand, as well as in the film “Sexy Evil Genius,” which hits video on-demand Thursday. It was also recently announced that Green will star in “Dads,” Seth MacFarlane’s forthcoming live-action comedy on Fox.
CNN recently spoke with Green about Hollywood’s digital revolution, nostalgic television and if we can ever expect to see that rumored Austin Powers sequel.
CNN: “The Story of Luke” centers around a guy with autism who’s trying to get a job and get a girl. What’s been your connection to autism before this film?
Seth Green: I don’t know that I’ve had too much of a personal connection. I’ve met autistic people and I’ve seen the different ways Hollywood has portrayed them over the years. “The Story of Luke” is based on an amalgam of characters that (writer/director) Alonso Mayo met. He wanted to tell a story from the inside of a character who was unaware of something that’s different about them. Luke knows he’s special because he’s told he’s special but he doesn’t understand that there’s limitations to what he can aspire towards. My character is the opposite of that. He’s someone on the autistic spectrum who’s consistently been told that he’s only there to serve as guilt and empathy for anyone that’s neurologically typical. So he’s become bitter and isolated.
Click here for the rest of the interview: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/09/showbiz/seth-green-projects/