Parents usually support their child’s work, but Meg Ryan has a pretty good reason not to watch her son’s streaming show.
Most parents are proud of their children’s achievements and want to support them in their careers.
But sometimes their progeny gives them a hard time, like when their latest work is an all-encompassing, violent TV series where the character you play is in constant danger and covered in blood. That would make any parent hesitate.
“My mother is not watching” [the show]† the boys star Jack Quaid said of his mother, When Harry Met Sally legend Meg Ryan.
Quaid, who advertised in Australia for the boysSeason 3, told news.com.au, “She says she watched the first season and I was like, ‘Have you seen the second?’ and she says ‘No’.
“And then I said, ‘Why’ and she said, ‘You’re always in danger, it’s hard for me as a mom to see you in trouble and in danger all the time. You’re always on the brink of death ‘.”
Quaid, the son of Ryan and ex-husband Dennis Quaid, said he understood why his mother wasn’t a fan of this particular project involving her oldest child.
“I understand, I completely understand.”
the boys is an anti-superhero series known for its bizarre violence. In between its scorching critiques of greed and fascism, it’s busy harpooning a huge whale with a speedboat, with all of its riders — including Quaid’s character Hughie — landing in the beast’s belly, covered in blood and guts.
Quaid’s co-star, Chace Crawford, who plays the aquatic superhero The Deep, said his grandmother won’t be watching the series, while Australian actor Claudia Doumit, who joined the series as an exploding superhero, admitted her grandmother wouldn’t watch the series. knows. series exists.
Jessie T. Usher, who dons a suit as speedster A-Train, laughed before adding that his grandmother loves The Boys.
Perhaps it is Karen Fukuhara who has the deepest support of her family.
“My mom watched it with my grandma and she texted me recently – we’re in a group discussion – and everyone said, ‘You looked so cute,’ and blah blah blah.
“They completely skipped all the blood and all the nakedness. It was a very healthy text that was surprising for me to read.”
Crawford said: the boys would be a hard sell for his grandmother, especially given his character’s propensity for amorous relationships with sea creatures.
When asked if there was ever a time when he opened up a script and just thought, “Oh no, I can’t,” Crawford said, “The octopus pushed it,” referring to one of many examples of interspecies temptation.
For Usher, it was the times when his toes got sucked onto the screen in season one. “That was uncomfortable to say the least,” he confessed. And then he joked about the producers and writers: “They write it really well on the page, give it to you before you go to the set and then disappear.”
Crawford laughed, then added in earnest:[Creator Eric Kripke]’s door is always open, he is very responsive to emails and phone calls, he is always there to talk you off the ledge.
Quaid said he doesn’t know if he already knows what he won’t be doing in the series.
“I’m sure I’ll eventually find it on this show,” he said with a grin. “I welcome every insane thing. Of the boysIf you have any hesitation, it usually means you’re doing something right. You have to follow the fear with the show.”
Of course if the boys was purely about shock value, about exploding heads, whale guts and toe-sucking, it wouldn’t have been nominated for Best Drama Series at the Emmy Awards. It’s the other side of the series that tempers the violence.
“It’s really a character-driven show,” Doumit argued. “Everything is kind of justified what these characters are going through. It’s not just some random shock.”
Usher said he really appreciated it the boys has a platform to delve into the deeper issues it deals with, such as racism, fascism or corporate corruption.
“Everyone on this show is a game,” he said. “If something needs to be discussed, we don’t shy away from it. I feel like we have power.”
Quaid agreed: “I think it’s great that we can do a show where we can really comment on the world.”
He specifically mentioned a story beat from the series’ second season in which a character played by Dawnn Lewis revealed that her father, a black man, was murdered by a superhero, and the timing of the episode featuring the Black Lives Matter movement.
“We get these scenes that are very current, sometimes too current. That’s a pervasive problem of course, but it was interesting to bring that out around that time. I don’t like that we were so accurate, for God’s sake. It was so awful.
“But I do like that we have a show where we can express our opinion on things because the world is really confused right now.
“We also get to drive a speedboat through a whale, so you get both moments.”
The Boys is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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