Heartstopper Cast Break Down Surprisingly Dangerous Snow Scene (UPDATED)
Based on Alice Oseman’s Webtoon and graphic novel of the same name, Heartstopper is a British coming-of-age romance streaming series on Netflix. Filmed in Los Angeles, the film follows the narrative of a gay high school student who falls in love with the boy sitting next to him. It also explores the lives of Charlie and Nick Nelson’s best friends: Tao, Elle, and Isaac.
In 2019, See-Saw Films purchased the broadcast rights for the series, while Netflix acquired distribution rights in 2021. Teasers were distributed throughout the filming period, which spanned from April through June of 2021.
It was finally released on April 22, 2022, to critical acclaim for its tone, pace, and performance, as well as its representation of the LGBT community.
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The main cast of the show includes Kit Connor as Nicholas “Nick” Nelson, a year 11 rugby player seated next to Charlie in class, Joe Locke as Charles “Charlie” Spring, a year 10 student at Durham Grammar School for Boys who was recently outed, William Gao as Tao Xu, Charlie’s protective friend, Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent, Charlie and Tao’s friend who transferred to Harvey Greene Grammar School for Girls (nicknamed Higgs) after coming out as transgender, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, a Higgs student who befriends Elle.
It further includes Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson, Tara’s girlfriend, Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson, an introverted member of Charlie, Tao, and Elle’s friend group, Jenny Walser as Victoria “Tori” Spring, Charlie’s older sister, Sebastian Croft as Benjamin “Ben” Hope, Charlie’s first boyfriend.
Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene, a bully, Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney, a girl from Higgs with a crush on Nick, Fisayo Akinade as Mr. Ajayi, an art teacher who looks out for Charlie, Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh, Stephen Fry as the voice of Headmaster Barnes and Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson, Nick’s mother, all of these also included.
Cast Break Down Surprisingly Dangerous Snow Scene
The cast of Heartstopper has revealed some fascinating behind-the-scenes information about that sweet snow sequence, explaining that it was actually very dangerous to film.
According to an exclusive interview, Netflix series stars Joe Locke and Kit Connor, who plays Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson, revealed that they had a good time filming the iconic sequence despite the uncooperative weather.
On that day, Locke recalled, “That was the day the cast announcement came out.”
“Therefore, it was an exceptionally warm day. After two weeks of frigid weather, the temperature dipped to about 17 or 18 degrees on that particular day. ‘Great. Now it’s snowing, the weather is pleasant.’
“But the scene where we walk into the forest, the snowy bit, and we’re doing the snowball fight. I think me and Kit – we just spent the day literally just throwing snowballs at each other. It was great fun.”
Even though the actors were having a good time playing in the artificial snow and ignoring the cast revealing the news, there was a drawback.
“It was a really fun, stress-free day, really,” Connor described. “I mean, there was this shock of, obviously, the cast reveal. So we were both sorts of a little bit rocked – in a very good way, you know? But it was literally just us joking about, and throwing snowballs at each other.
“Obviously, the nature of fake snow is, if you breathe it in, you’re done for, for the rest of the day. We were shoveling each other’s face in it, and stuff like that. So we were playing it sort of close to the line.
“But, yeah, it was a very fun day, and I think it translates on screen as well, how much fun we were having.”
On top of all that, Locke told up about his feelings regarding Nick’s mental turmoil during the season finale’s heartbreaking Charlie moment, which he shared with Tori in the exclusive interview.
No one knows how he achieved it apart from our director, Euros [Lyn]. In other words, he said, Lyn “tried to make the set as comfortable and at-ease as possible” in order to “get the right things out of us without pushing us to our extremes”.
Heartstopper is based on the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman, and Oseman also scripted the adaptation, which certain people have termed “perfectly formed” and complimented its effectiveness in “teaching young queer people that they don’t need to ‘fit’ the pattern .“
Heartstopper is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
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