Katherine McNamara is taking up a very completely different function within the miniseries ‘The Stand.’ She spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about her function and the present’s parallels to what’s getting into real-life.
Katherine McNamara stars as Julie Lawry within the CBS All Entry miniseries The Stand, which can premiere Dec. 17. The miniseries, based mostly on Stephen King’s 1978 novel, takes place in a world destroyed by plague and immersed in a battle between good and evil. The destiny of mankind rests on the shoulders of the 108-year-old Mom Abagail and a gaggle of survivors. MeSlop talked EXCLUSIVELY with Katherine about enjoying Julie Lawry and being part of the Stephen King universe.
“There’s one thing to be mentioned about having a gaggle of individuals which might be so impressed by supply materials and are so obsessed with supply materials and are capable of take it and produce it to life in such a wealthy approach,” Katherine instructed MeSlop throughout an episode of TVTalk on Oct. 1 whereas selling the See What Occurs marketing campaign and PRECISION1® lenses. “It’s actually wonderful. Stephen King even wrote an alternate ending for it. There are such a lot of components which might be new, however there are such a lot of components that keep true to the unique, which I feel is the proper solution to convey issues to life and to translate from e book to display. The solid is unbelievable. It was such a special expertise for me, particularly provided that I’ve been enjoying heroes for therefore lengthy and now I’m enjoying somebody who’s probably the worst particular person you might be within the apocalypse and making character selections that make me really feel like a gross human being, however that’s a part of being an actor. You do issues which might be much like your self and completely different from your self, and also you’re a chameleon and that’s what you do. But it surely was a lot enjoyable and everybody concerned is simply so unbelievable. I’m simply so grateful and I can’t look ahead to individuals to see it.”
Julie is not like any character Katherine has ever performed, however she was greater than up for the problem. “I really like Julie for a way unimaginably herself she is, and the way she has no inhibitions and no downside placing herself on the market and going after what she needs,” Katherine continued. “That’s in all probability her solely admirable high quality. Possibly that she will pull off pink hair together with many different colours as effectively, however she is certainly not an instance to observe just about in some other facet. Taking part in a villain, it’s important to be taught to like your character, nevertheless it’s positively an expertise once you’re making character selections that make you are feeling like a disgusting human being and simply the worst potential human that you might [be], however that being mentioned, all of it serves a function for telling the story and displaying the nice, the dangerous, and the ugly of what these conditions can convey out in humanity.”
Adapting novels for TV or the large display may be difficult since followers are so protecting over books. The Shadowhunters alum revealed that The Stand miniseries “stays fairly true to the e book.” Nonetheless, she added that “with the brand new ending, and as they’ve kind of expanded the story, Julie’s story is a bit completely different than it’s within the e book. However I feel it solely serves as an announcement that the creators are attempting to make with this miniseries and serve this story that we’d like in 2020 from this kind of materials.”
In a bizarre twist, The Stand eerily mirrors a few of what the world is experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic. “What’s nice about The Stand is, sure, it’s about all of this, however past that, it’s extra concerning the individuals and extra about what occurs to who’s left behind and extra about what you undergo as a human being and forcing to decide on type of what you stand for and who you’re as an individual. It’s actually in the end the alternatives that you simply make that create your future, and that’s type of the core for the entire characters. Clearly, being Stephen King, each single character is so advanced and wealthy and has a lot occurring that you simply simply put them on this kind of state of affairs and it’s brutal, and it’s very grownup, and it’s absurd, and Stephen King at its best, and I’m so excited for individuals to see.”
Katherine is all the time concerned in a brand new marketing campaign with Alcon that encourages individuals to See What Occurs after they expertise lens freedom with PRECISION1® contact lenses. “Contacts have been on my to-do listing perpetually after which throughout quarantine, I lastly obtained by means of my to-do listing,” Katherine mentioned. “I completely love these contact lenses as a result of I really feel like I superhero. I truly can go about my life and have a superpower of nice imaginative and prescient.”