Earlier this week I got to sit down with the cast of Black Adam! I got to speak with the Justice Society, which include Pierce Brosnan who plays Doctor Fate and Aldis Hodge who plays Hawkman.
Tasmin: Hi both! You both smashed it in the film, your roles and representations of the characters were perfect, truly.
Tasmin: The characters you both play have never really been seen on the big screen before.
Tasmin: So how did that feel to be able to bring them to life in that way for the first time?
Pierce: It was an honour. A big honour.
Aldis: Absolutely. I mean, yeah we really got the space to sort of lay down the blueprint for these characters. You know, even though we’ve seen great history for them through the comic books and the graphic novels, which is awesome. Um, as far as the big screen to be able to really create, build and develop these personas on the screen for the first time, I mean what an opportunity for an actor. It’s hard to explain but it really is something special.
Pierce: You know it’s really coming to fruition now. Just last week we were in New York at Times Square. I’ve never seen a premiere like it. I’ve seen Bond premieres, I’ve seen Mamma Mia premieres, but this was out of the box – incredible! And the reaction to people… you know you spend most of your time as an actor in your mind and your imagination. It’s solitary work. You dream about the character, you’re doing reading and just constant preparation and then you’re doing the execution on a stage and you know, sometimes you shoot that scene in two or three takes and that’s it. It’s there forever. So this week, listening to everyone, all the journalists and getting the feedback from the fans, it’s quite overwhelming, in a very beautiful way. In a very heartfelt way.
Tasmin: Thank you so much!
Aldis & Pierce: Thank you.
Again, a huge thank you to Warner Bros UK for the opportunity to speak with Pierce Brosnan & Aldis Hodge. I am eternally grateful.
Black Adam hits cinemas on 21st October.