Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Alfre Woodard & ‘See’ Cast Talk Living As Blind in New Apple + Movie (EUR Exclusive/WATCH!)

See” is the new sci-fi drama series to take Apple’s new streaming service Apple + by storm. The series stars “Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Hera Hilmar, Sylvia Hoeks, Christian Camargo, Yadira Guevara-Prip and more.

“See” portrays the story of humanity hundreds of years later after an illness broke out, causing the entire human race to go blind. That is until a mother births twin babies, who are the only sighted humans to exist as they know it. Rocky Harris sat down with the cast and they talked about what it was like taking on the life of the blind community and how their perspective on disabilities has changed.

“It’s fulfilling, it’s challenging. But, it’s been a long time since I’ve had to go to something that’s mentally, physically that demanding. Stepping into a whole new world where I have no idea what I’m doing. So you can check your ego at the door at what you know, or what you think you know, creatively,” Momoa said.

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See cast - Jasom Momoa & Hera Hilmar

Momoa added that the actors were directed to work in groups to develop an organic relationship with their fellow actors. “You know we had to do a lot of demonstrations and groups. Not only with our own communities, her and [Hilmar], family with the kids. So we put in a lot of work that shows on camera,” Momoa explained.

Hoeks who plays “Queen Kane” says for her the series opened her eyes to what is possible without the sense of sight. “And just awareness of what is possible without sight. There’s bling athletes, artists, they can do anything.” Hoeks then gestures to Camargo, who portrays  “Tamacti Jun,” about a blind woman who horseraces.

“We were given our stunt horse from a woman who was blind, and she was using the horse competitively, and she’s blind. And so like we, we have a lot of stereotypes – and that was my biggest challenge. Sort of correctionin my head about the challenges and yet no, there’s blessings. There’s massive blessings. But we just have to be conscious and aware of each other,” Camargo said.

“See” premiers on Apple TV+ November 1.

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