July 26, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Actors

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Actors

A few weeks ago, we gave you the inside story on the new Percy Jackson movie Sea of Monsters (rated PG) in an interview with Annabeth and Clarisse. Now we have the guys’ point of view in an interview with Logan Lerman who plays Percy, and Brandon T. Jackson who plays Grover.

Q: Did you ever read Greek mythology before filming the movies?pj2movie
LOGAN: I did read Greek mythology in 7th or 8th grade in school and I always liked it. The one that I really liked, thought was really clever, was the myth about how Athens was named after Athena and the battles she had, and then how she used her wisdom to lure the people of Athens into naming the city after her. I always thought that was cool.
BRANDON: I like The Iliad. I’m a big fan of that. I like the Achilles story. I think that’s a really cool story, you know, the fact that he was dipped in the water by the gods up to his ankles, I mean up to his Achilles heel, and that was his weak point. Yeah, that’s one of my favorite ones. By the way, I hate the word “myths” because I can’t say it with the “s.”  I don’t know why.

Q: If you could be any character in the Percy movies in real life, who would you be?
LOGAN: I would probably be Poseidon or Zeus. I think they’re pretty cool.

Q: Could you talk about the satyr costume?
BRANDON: I had to wear a beard. Have you looked at the horns? And the beard is not real; it’s definitely fake. With the goat, it was like tight pants with little socks on them and I had to create a walk that resembled hind legs.

Q: What was the most fun scene to shoot during the movie?
LOGAN: With a big adventure film, you really can’t go wrong with any day you’re working. It’s a pretty fun set all the time. One of the things I had a lot of fun in particularly, just to name one, was Polyphemus’ Island. We had this cool heist scene, trying to get the fleece from Polyphemus. And we had a really good time shooting that. And it was a character I was really excited for the fans to see. So we had a lot of fun with it.

Q: You filmed at an amusement park in New Orleans. How was that experience, especially during the night shoots?
LOGAN: Alligators. Mosquitoes.
BRANDON: We had to move 25 alligators before the shoot. It was kind of scary. I like outside stuff, but I don’t deal with alligators.
LOGAN: It was pretty grueling and we were shooting at basically a swamp. They pumped out all the water, took out the alligators, laid down a little bit of dirt and said, “Let’s shoot.” And we were shooting night shoots five days a week, basically, from 7 pm to 7 am, and it was like 90 degrees with humidity. At 3 in the morning. It was pretty grueling, but at the same time, fun. It’s epic. It’s huge, huge setups and end of the world, epic battle scenes. So we had a good time.

Interview by Samantha McCann
Movie image courtesy of 20th Century Fox

  1. percy person

    i thought the books were amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i found one mistake in two seconds annabeth has blond hair the movie was not as good as the book

  2. Erin L.

    The movie wasn’t that good, but the books were definitely good. This is a cool interview.

  3. horseart

    1. I have read about Greek mythology before filming the movies too
    2. I would be Poseidon or
    3. no
    4 I bet they were all fun and funny
    5 I bet it was hard
    but this movie is awesome I wish Logan can give a good word for me because I want to be a famous movie star.

  4. Dragoncobra3936

    Why are you hoping for a new movie?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? They were horrible, they didn’t even follow the movie, much less show the book. A friend of mine didn’t read the book so he said the movie was GOOD! THE MOVIES WAS NOT GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. ella

    LOVE the Percy Jackson series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. dawnkitten32

    I need some friends on the stacks! look for me on the username dawnkitten32!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Mia

    OMG!!!!!!!!! if Logan [who plays Percy] or Brandon [who plays Grover] ever comes to any of the doors at my house, i am going to scream so loud so that all of you can hear if i meet Percy and Grover. ……………….. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they just came to my front door and knocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. dragoncity

    These are the best books ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them and I’ve read them over and over! :)

  10. Purpleband106

    I know, and people can expect for their hearts to be shattered into unfixable pieces after reading it.

  11. Anoymous

    I’d rather Read the Heros Of Olympus.
    Because it does have your favorite charectors such as Percy, Hazel, Leo, Piper, Jason and so on and so on also i just finished the first book of Heros Of Olympus!

  12. Katie

    Why does everyone dislike the movies? I honestly really like them. They might not follow the book whatsoever, but they are EPIC!!!
    And who here got the House of Hades on the first day? I know I did! :) :):)

  13. Anonymous

    i saw it too and then that night the lightning thief. They are great but not related to the book whatsoever. No Circe’s island:(

  14. Thalia Grace

    Both the movie and the books show that he can control the sea. I’m mean he is son of Poseidon God of the Seas.

  15. Nanna

    I have read every book in the Percy Jackson series.
    I have loved them all! I love Percy Jackson and the sea of the monsters alot!

  16. PurpleArtemis25

    Nope,I’m with you there! Then again,they ARE trying to patch up the plot,which I suppose is a relief…

  17. ghostblue21

    Am I the only one who is nervous that it will be too different from the book like The Lightning Thief?

  18. IsisPegasus6

    Ha! I feel the same way! Especially since i had to wait a whole year (and I’m still waiting) for The House of Hades


    This is a really cool interview because I have just been waiting and waiting and waiting for this movie to come out! I LOVE PERCY JACKSON

  20. sillyparakeet5

    Grover’s beard is fake! Haha didn’t know that. Alligators…… that sounds fun? can’t wait to see it. the first movie was okay. this was looks better. love PJO!

  21. IsisPegasus6

    OMG!! This so exciting! Percy Jackson is coming out! I can’t wait after the movie, I think the next book is coming out!!! EEEEKKKK!!!

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