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Marvel’s RUNAWAYS Full Cast Interviews at New York Comic Con NYCC 2018


(melodic music) (upbeat pop music) – [Peyton] What can we expect from your character in season two? – Season two, okay, season one, Robert is like this beta guy, who sort of like stays under the surface and is like happy sort of
like letting other people doing whatever, but there’s
a big bombshell that happens, you know, at the end of season one and that’s just the line, that should not be
crossed with a beta male and season two is all about what happens, when you cross the beta male. – Oh man, there’s just more evil, there’s less remorse, it’s bigger, it’s such a big show and this season, season two,
they really double down, Hulu and Marvel just believe in our show and it’s bigger, it’s badder, it’s just, the special effects are greater,
the storyline is beautiful, we have three more episodes and we come in on the 21st of December, so it’s really, really good, I can’t tell you anything, there are like snipers in the sky. – Season two, I think we
find Geoffrey at a place, where he’s really, really conflicted, I mean, he knows that he
has to get his son back, he knows he wants to get rid of the Pride, but he’s really conflicted as
to how he should go about it. So he’s got to get his wife
on board with his plan, he’s got to keep it secret
from the rest of the Pride, so it’s a really tight
spot for him to be in, but it’s really fun to play. – Right out the gate, they sort
of grow towards each other, they kind of connect like magnets and as time goes on, they become closer and so you kind of get to see
that relationship play out and what that means, you
know, that has ripple effects throughout with my family
and Darius’s family and it’s a fun arc to kind of play. – Since the moment I got this role and the moment I read the comics and kind of really dived deep into Molly’s kind of
persona and character, I knew that she was a lot
more like me than I thought, so from the moment I
always wanted to put in just a little bit of myself in it. She’s very determined,
she’s very gracious, she’s adventurous, she’s a
goal getter, she’s stubborn, she’s just like me and I
loved playing with that. One thing that I didn’t
have, that she’s experienced is that she goes through a lot of loss throughout the season, she
has a superhuman element, but the thing that made
it all relatable is that we all grow up with the
universal truth of growing up and not being believed
in, because you’re a kid and so she fights with
that to prove people that kids know what’s up and
we can take on the world. – Dale is like the therapy
dog of Gert’s life, but then also I think
she evolves in season two into kind of more of a
friend and companion, because Gert kind of get, I
mean, not Gert, also Gert, but always kind of gets
her own plotline this year, she definitely–
– Okay, I’m excited about that.
– Yeah, she kind of solidifies her
place as the seventh runaway, so now she’s kind of more on equal footing with everyone else and she gets to be the hero of the moment, she also gets to be
rescued in some moments, so I think she’s kind of become more part of the group dynamic
in a way this season. – How relatable do you
find Gert as a character? – Almost too relatable, ’cause sometimes I’m like,
oh, I do that, don’t I? Even when Gert’s doing
something a little wrong, I’m like, oh, whoops. – You had to do a lot of modernizing to get this 2003 comic
book into this decade, you changed the Gibborim
giants into this church, what motivated that decision? – Well, I will say preemptively
that a giant stone monster may be making an appearance this season, so do not write that off. But we thought the church was a fun way to incorporate this idea of a kind of alien being, that was with us here and kind of drive some
of the Gibborim mythology through contemporary institution. – It was just imagine a religion, which is based on a sci-fi novel and how that could possibly
work in the real world, I think was the beginning
of where it all began. – Perhaps.
– Perhaps that, but again to give credit
where credit’s due, Brian came on when he
created them 15 years ago was in many ways ahead
of its time, you know, having a cast that was just so diverse, really strong female empowered characters, like things that we’re thinking about now and caring about now and probably should have been thinking about a lot harder 15 years ago is something that we can now easily adapt, I mean, that was one of the things, that I thought was sort of fun was that so much of what
Brian did worked today. – [Peyton] If you had to
describe your character in one word, what would you use? – Oh, father. – Fierce. Loyal, really, but fierce, hey.
(laughing) – Iconic. – Just mood. – Protective. – [Peyton] Did you look to the comics for any inspiration on your character? – Oh yes, absolutely, I read
all of them and loved it, I mean, even from the ponytail, I auditioned and I had
my natural curly hair, I don’t have it right now, but
I have naturally curly hair and they loved it, they were like, “Oh yeah, you look beautiful,
we’ll hire you as is,” and I was like, no, no, but the comic, she has this long, great ponytail and it’s in every frame and
it’s always so beautiful, so even down to something
as simple as that, let alone just how she was drawn, how she spoke, yes, absolutely. – How often do you look to the comics for inspiration on Molly? – All the time, especially
the fan art that’s sent and the memes of like
all of Molly’s sayings, like especially what she says, like her catchphrases are so iconic and they’re so much fun to
kind of incorporate her tone and her witty character, that she has. – I did coming into it,
but I think, you know, as I think you’ve seen in season one, the series is taking on a
whole new life of its own as the Runaways, the TV
series versus the comics, whilst staying true to
the spirit of the comics and frankly I think in the comics, you didn’t really quite, you know, a lot of the Pride members
were not explored fully, in terms of the depth of the characters, which I think the TV
series does much more, so I would argue that maybe
this is like something that actually, you
know, fills in the gaps. – [Peyton] Maybe it was
happening off screen? – You know, yeah, exactly, exactly, that it may not be necessarily
incompatible, you know. – You had to go through
a lot of development and changes throughout season one and your character grew so much. Can we see that happening
in season two as well? – For sure, her arc goes into more too, not only her heritage, but her abilities, especially her superhuman strength kind of takes on this huge role of her wanting to be the superhero, wanting to take on the role, wanting to impact the
world in some sort of way, since she’s gone through so
much loss and so much negative, I think that she’s a natural
born superhero, I like to say, because she really wants to
make the world a better place and it’s so much fun to kind of take that and to know and play with the character and kind of develop her
throughout this season, especially since she’s growing up, she’s a teenager now, guys,
like it’s a revelation. – [Peyton] Do you find the
character very relatable? – I do, I’m father of a
15-year old and a 12-year old and I totally get it, I
get the struggle, yeah. – Yeah, ’cause I think
at the heart of it all, Geoffrey’s very protective,
he loves his family, he genuinely loves his community, he does some really wild
stuff from time to time, but at the heart of it, he’s
someone who really cares about the people that are close to him and yeah, I can relate to that. – Trying to find yourself,
trying to understand who you are and where you belong necessarily, I think it’s all the things that a lot of people can relate to, especially the teenager
and even still now, I’m trying to figure
out my life and who I am and what I like and what I don’t like and they have to do the same thing, but under the circumstances
of them, you know, trying to survive, trying
not to get thrown in jail for the kidnapping and
murder of Destiny, you know, that’s the season two kind
of start in the plot line, they find out their parents are murderers, those kind of things
are what makes this show kind of so fun, ’cause the
stakes are so, are risen so high and so that’s kind of how I relate to him and just the general sense of understanding who you are as a person. – What was the most
difficult scene to film in season one as an actor? – The hardest scene was
probably like the seance scene on the beach,
– Okay. – I think that was like my second day of shooting out of the whole season and I was alone out there and we were kind of short for time, since we were fighting with the sun, they wanted it to be exactly when you could see the sun setting. I think it was also because
they got me, they were, “Alright, get to the,
start building a fire,” and I was like, how do you build a fire? “Alright, do what you need
to do, do the seance,” and I was like with no rehearsal, so it was pretty just kind of what I thought of doing at the moment. Yeah, I remember I was just
really nervous for that scene. – There’s two, I guess,
in the pilot, kind of, when I was still trying
to figure out Alex, I mean, I had a character
that I understood, but with everything going
on, that was, you know, my first time being a series regular and so yeah, it was kind of tough for me to just jump in and be Alex, you know, 24/7 or on set 24/7, but, and then the other one was the Amy scene in episode eight, I believe, when he sort of comes out
and tells her the truth, that he’s been harboring all
this news the whole time, that’s kind of why the
first episode was so hard, because he kind of alludes to it, you see that he’s almost going to say it in a couple of different scenes, he feels like telling her what it is and he has to hold that back and so kind of knowing that knowledge was nice at the beginning
and getting to play that out through the whole season
was also very fun. – What about the easiest scene? – I mean, just any group scenes
with like the other Runaways was always easy, ’cause it’s just, everything is easier with
them, it’s a good time, you know, chemistry’s flowing or whatever and yeah, I think all the group scenes were really pretty easy,
a good time for me. – [Peyton] How do you sort of work through being both this disloyal husband and also being a good
father at the same time? – Sure, well, I think it’s actually, it’s not as distant of an
idea as you might think, I think the break in the marriage, right is something that’s
like almost irreparable and yet there’s something
that needs to be met for me to stay human, right and that’s where the affair comes in, but that affair doesn’t necessarily mean that like I don’t care about
my family anymore, right, and I continue to care and in fact, that’s the number one
thing that I care about, so as we saw in the end
of season one, you know, we’re, you know, Tina
and I are attempting, we’re going to try to mend our marriage and I think season two, you get to see, okay, how these two are going to try to become a unit again, you know. (whooshing)

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