The actress Chloë Grace Moretz and executive producer Lisa Joy were present at CCXP22 this weekend to promote “Peripherals”, new Prime Video science fiction series. The duo held a press conference with Brazilian vehicles, including yahoo, and revealed curiosities of the project. Check out 5 of them:
Chloë Grace Moretz’s first series
At the age of 25, the actress is known worldwide for her many works in the cinema, which include “Carrie”, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”, “The 5th Wave”, “(500) Days of Summer” and “The Bad Example of Cameron Post”. However, “Peripherals” is the first series of Chloë’s career.
The plot is set in the future, when technology subtly alters society. The plot revolves around Flynne Fisher (Moretz) and Burton (Jack Reynor), two brothers who face financial difficulties and need to supplement the family income. The guy is an experienced gamer and becomes a beta user of a new immersive game. However, the digital universe goes far beyond the metaverse, and Flynne must take control when her brother loses his avatar in a battle that spills over into the real world.
Every episode feels like a movie
Chloe explained that even during filming, she saw the care taken by the team to transform each episode into an immersive experience, with expanded and dense scenarios. “It felt like shooting eight movies. When I first started, I was nervous about how much time you’re going to spend on it and everyone was like, ‘It’s a marathon, take your time, there’s going to be a lot of ups and downs along the way. It was an amazing experience,” she assured.
Intense fight scenes
The actress revealed that the action scenes were recorded without the help of stuntmen and that having lived Hit-Girl in the movie “Kick-Ass” (2010) was an essential experience when learning the fight choreography.
“I was very lucky to be part of a movie called ‘Kick-Ass’ because because of that role I trained in martial arts for about six months,” she explained. “And on this amazing show, Lisa said to me, ‘I want you to be badass.’ And she let me do the stunts and use my martial arts skills.”
Chloë says that the most intense scene in the film is part of the eighth episode of the series and the idea for the sequel came at the last minute, so the team had less than three days to carry it out and she had to fight against six people. “It was challenging because of the time limit and we shot in a crypt inside an old church in New York that didn’t have air conditioning. Physically, it was probably the scariest,” she said.
Lisa Joy explained that to develop the series, she sought many inspirations in works of science fiction, but one of the inspirations is unexpected. “It’s a Cinderella story. But instead of heels, she puts on her combat boots and kicks ass,” she revealed.
“I feel like in science fiction you can take it and modernize it, twist it a little bit and make something new. But there’s a reason why they’re archetypes with stories, a lot of people can relate to that idea of transformation,” she added.
Video games helped Chloe prepare
The actress explained that being a huge fan of video games helped her portray Flynne, as being a gamer is part of who she is. This baggage was important, because her character is discovering her robot body, how to control her form and her capabilities in the game.
“I love video games and I think playing Flynne has made me more confident to talk about playing video games. A lot of women in the game don’t really talk about it,” Moretz said. “Most of my online avatars are male and that’s kind of part of the game community. I think it’s important that more women talk about gaming, because a lot of female gamers are really amazing.”