Matt Lanter gives JJJ the scoop on his upcoming show Star-Crossed in this brand new interview!
The 30-year-old 90210 alum stars as Roman, an Atrian who crash-landed on Earth 10 years ago.
He and six of his Atrian friends are integrated into the public school system, which creates all kinds of drama, especially considering his connection with a human named Emery (Aimee Teegarden).
We caught up with Matt to find out more about his character, the language they speak on the show, the love triangle, and more!
Star-Crossed premieres on Monday, February 17 @ 8PM on The CW!
JustJaredJr: Hi Matt! So we’re really excited about the show. We feel like we’ve had to wait so long for it! What’s it like finally getting close to the premiere?
Matt Lanter: It’s exciting. It was almost a year ago that we filmed. To try to contain that for a year was really difficult (laughs). But yeah, it’s coming up and we’re all excited. We shot 13 episodes and it kind of feels like a movie in that sense. It’s like you film for a long time and you have to wait so long before anyone knows about it, and it comes out. We’re excited to share it with everyone and we’re hoping everyone digs it and is as excited as we are.
JJJ: We got a sneak peek at the first two episodes and loved them. The pilot is great, but wow are there some even bigger things going on in episode two! Just when you think one thing, you realize there is a bigger plan at play.
ML: Yeah, absolutely. Our showrunners were telling us some of the stuff that was going to happen very early on and we got episode two, three, four, and there was so much stuff happening. Each episode is so intense and each one has a new revelation. I was thinking to myself, “How can we keep this up for 13 episodes? How do we keep this intensity and energy level up?” But they absolutely do it, amazingly. I think that’s also what is fun about it. You have to really pay attention. Like you said, in episode two, there are a lot of things to get a grasp on and understand. We’re diving into this preexisting world. This is not just a group of friends at a high school or whatever. There’s a lot of complicated, real-world problems and conflicts happening. There are people who are not to be trusted. There are lies, and deception, and political power moves. All kinds of stuff. It’s definitely something you have to pay attention to. Give it a few episodes and you understand the characters, where they come from, and their motivation. You get a better grasp on that. But the intensity level and the revelations…that keeps up. Every episode, there are new things happening.
Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Matt Lanter… More Here! »