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I think one of the training for the stunts was playing sword ping pong. Surprisingly, it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. The television format is one of the things I like the most because it gives us time and space to tell everything. story of the book The Lightning Thief in a way that is a little bit more faithful to what I wrote which I think is what the fans have been waiting for and it's so great that I can finally tell all the readers over the years this is This is the adaptation you have been waiting and waiting for.
It was written for my son as a bedtime story 20 years ago before these guys were born, so it needed some fine-tuning and reflection and all the questions my fans have had. wondering over the years why is it like that or why is this person doing that, those are things that I can put into this version and I think the fans will find new things that they didn't expect, that's exciting too, I really felt it. as if they were telling me a story of such someone who had lived it as it was written is, I mean, he was a teacher.
Finn Oliver came to school and he said I have to read this book so my bus stop is next to a bookstore and I got the Lightning Thief book and I came to school which is so glowing and I loved it and then, pretty soon my whole class started reading it so i took a lunch break every day we read
jackson i was in new york doing something when i got the audition and i thought no there's no there's no i'm booking this like this it's like for someone else like this is such an iconic role I get a call back it wasn't just a new audition like there were new sides attached and I was like oh my gosh they know who I am and I called them back and went to the chemistry readings and got to meet everyone there, it was so much fun getting to see the whole audition process. they come together as a team and bring so much skill to everything they do it's so rewarding it couldn't be pr Most of them have done a fantastic job look I didn't want to be a half-blood being a half-blood is dangerous it's scary more often than not, they kill you if you think you might be one of us.
My advice is stay away while you can you know we learned a lot of stunts and stuff it's a I think it's like a month we've um you know I had to go like this huge dome and make sure we know what we're doing that way we can get into the filming process you know we were already like oh yeah we know what to do it wasn't like oh this is so hard it was like they were cheering us like we had we had fun and we laughed we had breaks we played ping pong and stuff but neither we didn't even use a table, we just threw it across the room, literally, so yeah, it was fun.
I learned to walk like a goat. I do more or less. every day in Set uh in conjunction with the VISA facts I use and it's gotten to the point where just in public I'm going to I'm walking on tiptoes like you are going and I have to consciously put my heel down when I'm walking believe any lie what your mom or dad told you about your birth try to live a normal life because once you know that you will feel it too and they will come for you don't say i didn't warn you get to see the volume stage that was cool that was so cool that i still can't wrap my head around they showed us a demo of what the inside of a star destroyer would look like it was so cool like i saw a stormtrooper walk in front of me on a screen industrial illuminated magic has been a great partner this is beyond cutting edge the things that we're using that were tested first on the Mandalorian and then on the other Star Wars and Marvel shows and being able to have that as our playground and have the next ma generation of that technology to take advantage of it. uh it's changing the game what we can do with it to see it come to life in a way that it never could with so many great people behind the scenes it's really amazing