While it’s hard for people to agree on anything nowadays, the one thing I’m sure about is everyone loves Antony Starr’s work as Homelander on the Amazon hit series The Boys. The way Starr can switch from his smiling Superman persona to someone with zero humanity that might kill you in in an instant is fantastic and he constantly makes you wonder what Homelander will do next. In The Boys Season 2, which premieres on Amazon this Friday, Homelander is dealt a surprise when a new hero, Stormfront (played by Aya Cash), joins the Seven. As you can imagine, Homelander is not pleased when things happen without his approval…
Shortly after watching the first three episodes of Season 2, I got to speak with Antony Starr and Aya Cash about making the highly anticipated second season. During this spoiler-free interview, they talked about when they found out about some of the crazy stuff they’d be filming, what it was like for Cash to deliver her uncomfortable dialogue on set, how Starr relishes playing the dark side of Homelander, what it’s really like filming a series loaded with action set pieces, how they had extra time to film Season 2 and what that added to the series, and a lot more.
Check out what they had to say in the player below and further down the page is exactly what we talked about.
The series is based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and takes place in a world just like ours, except superheroes are real. The Boys also stars Karl Urban, Karen Fukuhara, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Dominique McElligott, Jesse T. Usher, and Chance Crawford. For more on The Boys Season 2, you can read Liz’s glowing review and here’s what Eric Kripke told me about Season 3.
Antony Starr and Aya Cash:
- When do they get told about the crazy stuff in the series?
- What was it like for Cash to deliver her uncomfortable dialogue on set?
- What is it like for Starr to become Homelander on set?
- Starr talks about how he relishes playing the dark side of Homelander.
- How they had extra time to film season two and what that added to the series.
- What it’s really like filming a series loaded with action set pieces.