Just one more day until you can see Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson on the big screen as Percy, Annabeth and Grover in the much-anticipated Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Alexandra on working in front of a green screen for most of the time: “Itâ€™s a little like being a kid again. You get to use your imagination. You can imagine the monster as big and scary as you want it to be. Itâ€™s a lot of fun. Itâ€™s really amazing to see what you imagined brought to screen.”
Logan on working big name actors like Pierce, Uma and Kevin McKidd: “Iâ€™ve always put it this way; acting for me is like a kid walking into a playground and, you know, these great actors like Pierce and Uma and these people that are so seasoned and so talented, they have a huge playground. And going into a scene thereâ€™s so much to explore with them because they have many places to go. So itâ€™s just a lot of fun to see your heroes and work with them.”
Brandon on reading the book and then developing his character of Grover: “I have two little sisters who are obsessed with ‘Percy Jackson’ and I told them that Iâ€™m just auditioning for Grover and they went totally crazy and thatâ€™s when I read the book. Iâ€™m going through the book and going through the book and just trying to hurry up and learn it and I feel in love with it. Then I read the script; I feel in love with the script too. So it was like the way I developed the character. And Chris [Columbus] did a great job with helping me develop Grover because in the book heâ€™s real timid and heâ€™s real kind of nervous and I wanted to play him a little cooler. A little bit more swag, as we say.”
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief opens in theaters TOMORROW, Friday, February 12.
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