Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and the director, Thor Freudenthal talk about the new Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters film. The interview see’s into their opinions, what they experienced, and whether they would choose between being a God or a Demigod.
Alexandra Daddario talked to MTV about the changes in her character, Annabeth Chase, between the first and second films.
“I think in the first movie she’s tougher and she has more of a guard up. And I think as far as her relationship with Percy is concerned, she wants him to prove himself to her more,” Daddario said. “In this one, I think she’s a better friend. I think she’s let him in. She’s more vulnerable, and I think it’s sort of a sign of her growing up that she’s able to sort of show her weaknesses a little more. And I liked playing that.”
“You see more of what makes her tick, and when you find out Percy has a half-brother, she really doesn’t like him because he’s a Cyclops,” Daddario explained. “Not to give too much away, but I’m sure everyone’s read the books. And you sort of find out why that is, and you sort of find out where she comes from and who she was, and I think she learns a lot from her dislike of this person. She sort of finds out that everyone’s not so bad. It was interesting to play this more vulnerable, sweet side of her and see what makes her who she is.”
If you’ve seen Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, you probably got a kick out of Nathan Fillion as Hermes, especially when he made a reference to his very popular but very short-lived television show, Firefly.
Director Thor Freudenthal recently talked to Hypable about how that role came to be and why Nathan Fillion was the perfect Hermes:
“I worked with a great writer on this film, and I told him that we would cast Nathan. And he instantly went back to the computer and revised lines. He actually wrote a very direct Firefly reference into it that had Hermes say, ‘Hey, the best show ever is Firefly.’ And that really takes you out of the movie. So while it was a great sort of general direction to go in, Nathan came up with ‘Greatest television show ever so of course, canceled.’”
The director said that Fillion, who plays Hermes, brought a lot of what fans already love about the actor to Sea of Monsters. “He’s got razor sharp comedic timing. He does a lot of his own tweaking of dialogue and writing. Literally you can tell him ‘Okay you have to cross from here to there, but we don’t have enough words to fill that.’ So he’s like, ‘Okay I’ve got something’ and then it’s the funniest line in the scene.”
She started to sob– I mean, horrible, heartbroken sobbing. She put her head on my shoulder and I held her.
Fish gathered to look at us– a school of barracudas, some curious marlins.
“Scram!” I told them.
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