The Man Who Fell to Earth star explains why it’s an alien story

If you’re under the influence of Showtime’s new series The man who fell to the ground a re -enactment of the 1976 Nicolas Roeg film, you might be mistaken. But the ten-piece story is a sequel to the real sci-fi story of Walter Tevis and the famous David Bowie movie.

The first story is about an alien from Earth Anthea who came to Earth in search of water and resources. Calling himself Thomas Jerome Newton, he hired workers to give him great wealth and advantage, but in the end he was plagued by crime and imposed on horrible test. He would not return home.

In the series, the series features producers and producers Alex Kurtzman (Walking Star: Information) and Jenny Lumet (Clarice) adds to the mood by introducing a new Anthean who took the name “K. Faraday” when he landed in New Mexico. To play Faraday, who suffered severe emotional and physical pain as he was forced to adapt to a new world, customs, languages ​​and cultural traditions, he had to exhibitors search for Academy Award winning performer Chiwetel Ejiofor (Kauka Strange).

Unlike his predecessor, Faraday will not have access to water. He immediately saw that. (Leaving four feet of the garden under one of his necks to quench the thirst was a few years old when he arrived). His first commission of the profession was to find Newton, as described by Bowie, the now old man and played by Bill Nighy (Castlevania) for the lizard.

Desperate to find his friend Anthean and his former mentor, Faraday enlisted the help of Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), a former nuclear fusion scientist who conducted an experiment to pay for his ola. Now, he is completing the destruction of biohazard waste at a landfill outside New Mexico. The water is enough to feed her daughter and take care of her sick father Josiah (Clarke Peters). She was in a very good position and was forced to buy her medicine from a customer and prayed that she would be able to pay her father’s fitness bill and always have food.

SYFY WIRE talked to Ejiofor and Harris about their immersive process, Faraday’s relationship with Newton, and why, The man who came to earth a human story told from the mind of a stranger.

How did Faraday feel about Thomas Newton even though he did not return to Anthea?

Kiwetel Ejiofor: Yes, they have a difficult relationship. It hurts a lot and it feels like leaving with these two because they have a strong relationship with Anthea. So that feeling of loss is very strong.

But there is a kind of father and son love and affection beneath it all. As a result, they were very hard on each other and were fully sought after as the show progressed.

Naomie, Your character Justin is the biggest winner of fusion energy acquisition, but he got it at a very high price to him. What was the result of that journey?

Naomie Harris: He did not want to start going to Faraday’s mission because he was caught in the crossfire. The reason was that he had spent his whole life punishing himself for what he had done. So he did not want to go to this missionary, but he had come to learn of the end of the whole world and therefore the people he loved so much, are in balance and he is the one who to compel him to join her.

In the first few episodes, Faraday compares many languages ​​as well as expressions and facial expressions. Is that a dream come true?

Ejiofor: Yes, it’s great to be able to play with someone who knows the world for the first time and practice quickly and speak different languages. She tries different things and different sounds and that was one of the things that really drew me to the way I started reading the script.

Naomie, isn’t it true that you haven’t prepared before taking the first one? And if so, is any of Chiwetel’s success as surprising as Faraday’s?

Harris: No, I’m not trained. Chiwetel trained with Alex, but Chiwetel and I did not train. So everything is working for the first time for me. Especially the first things we did. So I was kept on my toes all the way to the picture, which is what I wanted. I want to be surprised.

Faraday called himself a visitor to the group many times, but he felt it was different each time he spoke. So does that word have a new meaning for you playing this role?

Ejiofor: Yes, I think so. The nature of movement is central to the themes of this story. And the way we watch the movement. People sometimes look at those who have left behind, and do not always realize their full potential. Not just what they want, but what they will bring.

I think a lot of people are wrong, a lot of us are and I put myself in that way. Sometimes people look at things with a very narrow lens. And what Faraday is asking, I think, more than anything, is looking at opening the lens to the way you’re looking at a stranger. They may be there to take something, but they may be there to give, a life you have only dreamed of.

Do you think this is a story about a stranger becoming a human being or about human development?

Harris: I think that’s the second one. It is a true story of how a stranger became a human being because we know Faraday when he first came and he was the only one who cared about his missionary. [At first], He had no worries about the family he had left behind. I think [spending time with] Justin’s family has taught him to connect with a stranger to him, which is his heart, his thoughts and feelings. And he began to take care of it. So I think it’s a big change for him.

Ejiofor: Faraday finds it difficult for people to look at their situation in a different way. I think that was one of the things I really liked about this [story]. He doesn’t have to point out a course of action, but he says, “I can’t tell you what’s going to happen for you, but I can tell you what happened. From where I came from. “

I think that’s a real power and I think it encourages people to take responsibility. So the world and the universe will not end in the same context as Anthea.

What are your favorite moments on the lizard?

Harris: I really like family models. Clark is the player to my father and Annelle my daughter, as well as Chiwetel. It’s a real game and when we’re all together, it’s a real game. So I always remember those moments with love.

Ejiofor: The whole process is at the end of the fourth break, without giving much, where he plays, what was previously known, as an Anthean song and evokes these memories and memories. thoughts and feelings. [He doesn’t understand what’s happening] and he went out to meet Justin. And, they had a conversation, a very careful conversation about their place and I found that whole process very beautifully written. It was amazing to play. Among the features in the entire set that I loved, I think it was the most unique.

The man who fell to the ground starting on Showtime on April 24 at 10 pm Eastern. New episodes will be aired each week.

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