Parents are usually supportive of 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 accomplishments and want to support them in their careers.
But sometimes their offspring make it difficult for them, like when their latest job is a violent TV series in which the character you play is in constant danger and covered in blood. That would make any parent hesitate.
“My mother does not look [the show]”, The boys star Jack Quaid said of his mother, When Harry Met Sally legend Meg Ryan.
Quaid, who was in Australia to promote The boys‘ third season, told news.com.au: “She says she watched the first season and I was like, ‘Have you seen the second?’ and she’s like, ‘No’.
“And then I said, ‘Why’ and she was like, ‘You’re always in danger, it’s hard for me as a mother to see you in trouble and in danger all the time. You are always on the verge of death.
Quaid, the son of Ryan and ex-husband Dennis Quaid, said he understands why his mother isn’t a fan of this particular project involving his oldest child.
“I understand, I completely understand.”
The boys is an anti-superhero series famous for its extravagant violence. Between his searing critiques of corporate greed and fascism, he’s busy spearing a huge whale with a speedboat, landing all his riders – including Quaid’s character Hughie – in the belly of the beast and covered in blood. and viscera.
Quaid co-star Chace Crawford, who plays aquatic superhero The Deep, said his grandmother won’t watch the show while Australian actress Claudia Doumit, who joined the show as a supe exploding his head, admitted that his grandmother didn’t know the series existed.
Jessie T. Usher, who wears a costume as the A-Train speedster, laughed before adding that her grandmother loves The Boys.
It is perhaps Karen Fukuhara who has her family’s deepest support.
“My mom watched it with my grandma and she texted me the other day – we’re in a group chat – and everyone was like, ‘You looked so adorable ‘ and blah blah blah.
“They completely ignored all the blood and all the nudity. It was a very healthy text that surprised me to read.
Crawford said The boys might be a tough sell for her grandmother, especially considering her character’s propensity for romantic relationships with sea creatures.
When asked if he’s ever opened a script and thought, “Oh no, I can’t,” Crawford replied, “The octopus was pushing it,” referring to one of many instances of inter seduction. -species.
For Usher, it was the time he got his toes sucked onscreen in season one. “It was uncomfortable to say the least,” he confessed. And then he joked about the producers and writers, “They do a really good job of writing it on the page, handing it to you before you go on set, and then disappearing.”
Crawford laughed and then added, very seriously:[Creator Eric Kripke]His door is always open, he’s really responsive on emails and calls, he’s always there to talk to you from the ledge.”
Quaid said he didn’t yet know if he had a line about what he wouldn’t be doing on the show.
“I’m sure I’ll find it on this show eventually,” he said with a smile. “I accept all the madness. With The boys, if you hesitate, it usually means that you are doing something right. You have to follow the fear with the show.
Of course if The boys was purely about shock value, exploding heads, whale guts, and toe sucking, it wouldn’t have been nominated for Best Drama Series at the Emmy Awards. It’s the flip side of the series that tempers the violence.
“It’s very much a character-driven show,” Doumit explained. “It’s all kind of justified, what these characters go through. It’s not just an arbitrary shock.
Usher said he really appreciates The boys has a platform to dig deeper into the deeper issues it engages with, such as racism, fascism, or corporate corruption.
“Everyone on this show is a game,” he said. “If there is something that needs to be discussed, we will not hesitate to do so. I feel we are empowered.
Quaid agreed, “I love that we can do a show where we can actually comment on the world.”
He specifically named a beat-up story from the show’s second season in which a character played by Dawnn Lewis revealed that her father, a black man, had been killed by a superhero, and the moment of the episode with the Black Lives Matter movement.
“We get these scenes that are very timely, sometimes too timely. Obviously, it’s an ever-present problem, but it was an interesting thing that it came out at that time. I don’t like the fact that we were so specific, for the love of the world. It was so awful.
“But I like that we have a show where we can actually voice our opinions on things, because the world is really messed up right now.
“Plus, we can drive a speedboat through a whale, so you get those two moments.”
The Boys is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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