Alex Rider premiere is getting closer and closer. After Paleyfest panel, it’s the turn of NYCC. The main actor and the writer of the books and executive producer of the show have participated in the big virtual event to tell us some curiosities about our new favorite show. Here we analyze everything.
Here we go!
This is Alex Rider panel at NYCC. As you can see, it’s an entertaining and fun interview between Otto, the protagonist and Anthony, the writer and executive producer of the show. It’s less formal and more intimate than the Paleyfest panel and that makes us see the chemistry between the two, it’s something that goes beyond the screen. There is a love and respect behind the camera that is incredible to see. And I love it!
Also, we know a little more about the show, what it was like for Otto to audition for the role of Alex and the most notable differences between book and show. Being an adaptation of a literary work, there is always this dilemma of what things will have changed, what they will have removed, what they will have left the same … and it’s great that Otto asked Anthony about it and we know that the changes that they made are logical and minimal. Just enough not to lose the essence of the original but for the show to go its own way.
I love knowing that something just clicked when Otto, Ronke and Brenock AKA Alex, Jack and Tom rehearsed their lines together for the first time and that everyone saw it immediately and then knew they had found them. It was them and there were no others who could play those characters. That speaks to the existing chemistry between the cast that we can confirm is explosive.
Otto and Anthony’s enthusiasm for this project and for bringing these characters to life is clearly noticeable. For Anthony, it’s seeing his creation come true and for Otto it’s playing a character that has been part of his life since he was a child.
Of course, we could not forget to comment on that scene with an ironing board that they talk about in the video. It’s spectacular. And we can assure you that the work that both Otto and Anthony talk about in the video is totally worth it. No wonder it’s one of his favorite scenes of the season.