The Power: On the red carpet with Toni Collette, John Leguizamo and Eddie Marsan
Brand-new ten-part series The Power is an adaptation from the bestselling sci-fi fantasy book of the same name by Naomi Alderman. The show follows the interlinking lives of teenage girls across the globe who suddenly discover they have an electrical charge they can use against threats and to conquer some of their greatest fears.
An all-star cast brings these stories to life in a jam-packed season of high-octane drama, love and humour that highlights the predatory violence and misogyny that women endure. It’s a powerful collection of experiences that viewers see unfold on screen, their new power transforming the way the civilisation moves forward.
The Upcoming had the pleasure of speaking to the cast and creatives on the red carpet of the special screening of The Power at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square. Toni Collette told us about her character, Margot Cleary-Lopez, and how she stands as the Mayor of Seattle. She also discussed being part of this revolutionary story about female empowerment.
John Leguizamo chatted to us about his role in the series, being a modern, forward-thinking husband and what it was like to work with Collette.
We spoke to Eddie Marsan about joining the project and what drew him in. He also told us about his next role playing Amy Winehouse’s father in the upcoming biopic of her life and what it meant to him to be involved in that.
Ria Zmitrowicz talked about her role as Roxy, working with Marsan as his daughter and how she prepared for some of the more difficult scenes in the series.
We had the chance to chat to Heather Agyepong about her character Ndudi, what it was like to play the instigator of the events that unfolded and how it felt to work closely with such a brilliant ensemble cast.
Halle Bush described playing Allie, her journey in the series and the fear she encountered in her home, and hoped that the show would reach out and help other girls who had endured this kind of violation.
Zrinka Cvitešić chatted about what it was like to be part of the show and how she prepared for the role. She also spoke about the many layers to her character.
The author of the original book Naomi Alderman opened up about the writing process, how the cast brought more to the table than she could ever have imagined and how relevant the storylines are in today’s turbulent climate.
Raelle Tucker talked us through why she came on board with this story and what she hopes viewers will take away from watching it.
Jane Featherstone, Naomi De Pear and Tim Bricknell spoke to us about the collaborative process of working together, the casting for the show and also about turning things on their head in terms of gender expectations.
The Power is released on Amazon Prime Video on 31st March 2023. Read our review here from 29th March.
Watch the trailer for The Power here: