Jack Quaid plays Hughie, a delicate young black man that is becoming more and more determined to become a badass in Amazon Studios’ popular corrupt-superhero series The Boys. The Israeli actor Tomer Capone, who plays his fellow Frenchie, has a long experience as a seasoned crook. In season one of the show, he is famous for killing the superhero Translucent with a “ass bomb.” But with each season of the crazy series, Frenchie becomes more and more heart-driven, especially in regards to his developing connection with Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara).
The 36-year-old Capone said to The Hollywood Reporter that “this connection is really, truly ramping up.” People who claim to have been outsiders [as well] cherish that bond, I know. It’s incredibly heartwarming that we manage to impact them in some way. As writer’s performer continues, “I believe that Frenchie is driven by emotion and heart more than anything else. The Boys are kin. The mother is Mother’s Milk, while Butcher is the father. According to how I perceive it, Kimiko is the youngest sister, Hughie is the older brother, and Frenchie is the problematic adolescent.Capone talked on how he once got his part in the show, how the sixth episode of the third season will premiere today, June 24, and why he thinks The Boys has damaged superhero movies. The actor called this season “the craziest” and “most gory” one to date.
How did you acquire the part in the programme?
Via Eric Kripke, the creator of [The Boys] programme. The much more sincere response would be that. I learned when they were in Israel and we went out to dinner in Jerusalem, and his mother remarked, “I pointed out to Eric about you when I watched you on Netflix.” She saw me on Fauda or When Heroes Fly. I was unaware of that. I am aware that they spent a lot of time looking for Frenchie.
How was the selection procedure?
I recall receiving a call after returning to Israel after a trip to China for a friend’s wedding and hearing that they wanted additional recording with a different scene that was “more meaningful.” So I’m in a [friend’s] house in Tel Aviv and there’s a gun sequence where [my friend] shoots the Butcher character, and I’m acting for the camera, swearing in French and whatever else. And a few policemen from the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) entered her backyard while pulling their weapons, yelling, “Put the gun down.” Put down the weapon. And we both instantly froze in place. My pants nearly leaked on me.It was a lot. When some of the neighbours saw us through the window and noticed a mad man brandishing a gun, they phoned the police. My Hollywood audition went like that.
How much of your work on Frenchie’s characterization still involves reading the original comic books?
When we’re filming, my trailer is filled with lines from the comic that I’ve written down along with specific things that Frenchie says. These lines seem like bubbles on the walls. It exists continuously. There is a mutual regard. However, I did attempt it once during the first few seasons in an effort to capture something that was directly related to the comic book. These two are engaged in conflict after I got into a fight with Mother’s Milk.I then respond, “Well, you know what, I want to attempt something from the comic book.” Nevertheless, [the description] read: Frenchie jumps pretty high with his claws up. Then I decided that perhaps a punch would be more effective after going for it and landing on my butt.
Has watching superhero movies changed for you since working on The Boys?
It seems to have damaged my perception of superheroes as a whole. I once thought it was cool to see men in spandex with superpowers. But that’s all been erased by this show. I no longer believe it when I watch superhero movies. Everyone became obsessed with superheroes over the past ten years in an effort to escape reality. They took the genre and fucking twisted it, I thought after reading The Boys. Let’s observe how superheroes behave in front of the mirror when they are wrapping up their day, they remarked. What do they truly represent when they remove the spandex?
Aside from The Boys, have you had time to work on any other projects?
In fact, I did. Two months ago, I finished shooting a movie called Slingshot. The director is Mikael Hfström. The film stars Casey Affleck and Laurence Fishburne in a futuristic space thriller. We’re three astronauts on an expedition to one of [Saturn’s] moons.