Sweet Tooth is still one of our favorite shows! We sat down with Christian Convery and Naledi Murray about friendship and family in season 2. Ready?
Here we go!
We begin our interview with Christian Convery and Naledi Murray by talking about what unites Gus and Wendy beyond survival.
Christian Convery comments “when they meet each other, they’re both imprisoned. Gus has never really interacted with hybrids like him. Wendy has this whole family, and they’re all very welcoming. So when they’re introduced to Gus, they instantly kind of have to cling to each other for survival. They have no idea what’s happening. They don’t know they have nowhere to go. Like, there’s no place to escape.”
Naledi Murray shares “I feel that they have this connection with each other, we slowly start to take this leadership role over the hybrids. And Wendy, she’s filling in what her mom used to do, and I am basically helping with that. I’m growing alongside Gus and the other hybrids. And throughout the series, we go through a lot together as one big family. One of the messages you should take away from the show is that family is the most important thing you can find.”
Going deeper into this, Christian Convery and Naledi Murray discuss how, as actors, they created that friendship and complicity in keeping with their characters in Sweet Tooth season 2.
Christian Convery shares “I had heard about Wendy throughout the scripts but I’d never met her. But we ended up hanging out even in season 1 without any scenes together. And by the end of season 1, we already were sort of friends. In season 2, once we saw that we had scenes together, we started to hang out a lot more so that way we could build that chemistry, and we could have a lot of fun on set and just make it natural because the more you build the relationship the easier it is to see on camera.”
In Sweet Tooth season 2 there is much more action, adventure, drama, and bigger stakes than in season 1. Christian Convery and Naledi Murray discuss which season they prefer. “The stakes are definitely higher [in season 2]. And the action scenes, honestly, I always love action because sometimes it can be a bit serious when can, like, get it to your character. And it can be a lot emotionally, so it’s nice to have a little action to break that up, but sometimes there is an action moment that has high stakes.”
“But you have to, like, blend everything together, be a bit chaotic, but also fun. So I wouldn’t really say that I have a preference. But it is really fun doing action. We really love action. It’s some of our favorite things to do. We love stunts. But our favorite would have to be doing more drama-sided stuff because you really can take a deep emotional dive into your character and yourself, and you can really bring out the best in your acting and your character,” they pointed out.
Jumping right into Sweet Tooth season 2, Christian Convery and Naledi Murray discuss Gus and Wendy’s meeting with Jepper and Aimee. “They have no idea what’s actually gonna happen to them until they receive a signal by Jepper, that regains their hope. And that really sparks them. Then, it inspires them to actually go out there and they make the game plan to escape the kennels. To find the family and to all be together again where they belong it’s just such an inspiration to them.”
Digging deeper into the most epic moments from Sweet Tooth season 2, Christian Convery and Naledi Murray shared their favorite scenes and the ones that moved them the most. Christian Convery is clear that it is when “when the hybrids are all escaping the kennels and they’re getting and they’re almost back with their families again. Another one’s when I’m standing up to Abbott and I’m making a stand against all the baddies. All these high-paced, hig-stakes, moments that you will be on the interview seat cheering for, there’s no doubt in my mind.”
For Naledi Murray “is when we’re all trying to get the key in the door. We’re trying to get out of being like the cage. And everyone’s starting arguments, scheduling, it’s like chaos. Especially when we’re on the bus, and we are leaving that prison, we’re just like bye. And I feel like that really shows the true sum of the hybrids.”
In our next question, Christian Convery and Naledi Murray discuss what we can expect from Sweet Tooth season 2 versus season 1. Christian Convery shares that “you can expect is much higher steaks, it’s gonna be a little darker, it’s gonna be bigger and better and you’re gonna see so much growth in all of the characters, so many high paced intense moments and you’re just gonna be on the edge of your seat the whole time.”
For her part, Naledi Murray points out that “it’s gonna be a wild ride, and it’s basically so unique because it’s a mix of suspense, action, adventure, drama, growth, coming of age, all this stuff all in 1. Everyone’s just gonna love it.”
In one of the most relaxed moments of the interview, Christian Convery and Naledi Murray shared what hybrids they would like to be, beyond their characters. And they both agree in “Bobby. Bobby steals the show. Hands down. Like, he’s the best. He’s the cutest. We’d like to see a Bobby musical where Bobby is doing an opera and he’s like, whoa. That would be the Bobby show.”
To end our interview, Naledi Murray confessed how it was for her that her character became so important in Sweet Tooth season 2 and whether or not she knew what Wendy’s future was from season 1. Naledi “didn’t really know [in season 1], they kind of told me that they were setting it up for me to be a little bit more involved. I wasn’t really sure how much and everything.”
“So when I saw the scripts and I saw how much growth Wendy had experienced and how much she changed from her younger self, I really loved it. And I was just so eager to take on, like, this new role,” Naledi Murray confessed.
Sweet Tooth season 2 is available to stream on Netflix.