Gen V Star Dishes On Splitting Gender-Changing Superhero Role
'Gen V' Star Dishes On Splitting Gender-Changing Superhero Role
London Thor and Derek Luh both portray the same hero in The Boys' new spin-off.
Of particular note going into Gen V is a character by the name of Jordan Li, who has the ability to change gender. That means Jordan, who uses they/them pronouns in the show, is played by two actors, London Thor and Derek Luh.
Thor recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the role, and how the process of working with another actor to tackle the same role has been.
“It’s been really easy sharing a character with Derek,” she said. “When we first met, it was kind of an immediate click—we both had similar thoughts. We both were open to talking about the character and open to each other's opinions. We built this character from the ground up.
“Luckily, I don't know how, maybe just the fact that we've been stranded in Toronto [filming] for four months together, we managed to take on each other's personalities sometimes. Our characteristics are pretty similar. It's been great having a partner like that.”
While we’re still waiting til the show airs to learn most of the deets about Jordan and all the other characters, we do know that shifting between genders isn’t their only ability. In fact, they have different superhero powers in each of their forms. Thor’s version of the character is skilled in agility and blasting fire from their hands, while Luh’s has extreme durability and strength.
The final trailer for Gen V was released last week, so take a peek below as we all wait for the series to premiere on Prime Video September 29.
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