As Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation is gearing up for its Netflix release, actress Amber Midthunder speaks about her role as Princess Yue. The 25-year-old actress was recently seen in the Predator prequel Prey. The Hulu movie elevated her career as both her as well as the movie were praised by both the critics and the audience. After her fearless role as Naru fighting a humanoid alien, the fans are widely excited about her role as Princess Yue.
Even after delivering a splendid performance as Naru, Amber Midthunder fell victim to online hate. While a wide section of the audience loved the movie, a different group complained about a girl going all against an alien. But the actress didn’t leave them to win and addressed the negativity as “just noise”. Now she prepares once again to shut everyone’s mouth with the anticipated Netflix series.
Amber Midthunder on her role in Netflix’s upcoming series
Following the disastrous M. Night Shyamalan adaptation of the animated series, Aang and his world are once again going to be recreated by Netflix. While Gordon Cormier is roped in for the role of the protagonist air nomad, Amber Midthunder is also being cast as the Princess of the Northern Water Tribe.
In a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the Banshee actress who wants to join the MCU spoke about her role. She revealed that she was obsessed with the Nickelodeon animated show in her childhood so much that she also thought of herself as a water bender.
“I loved it, I watched it, I was obsessed with it. I thought I was a waterbender.”
It will be exciting to watch if the live-action series stays faithful to the animated series. Moreover, the animated series didn’t show Yue in action so the fans are anticipated to find out if the OTT platform decides to give her some action set pieces like her former role in Prey.
What do we know about the latest Avatar: The Last Airbender series?
Filmed using the same technology used in Disney+’s Mandalorian, the upcoming Netflix series has used Stagecraft. Details and first looks at the characters and the story from the series are yet to be released even after the series was first announced around 2018.
Avatar: The Last Airbender focuses on the story of Aang, an air nomad who was frozen for hundred years. After being discovered, Aang goes on a journey against the Fire Nation who dreams of world domination one day. In order to defeat them, Aang has to be a legend in all four elements. Although it is hoped that Netflix will follow the same story path yet some changes can be expected as creative liberties.
The series is also reported to film its second and third seasons simultaneously to avoid problems related to the actors’ age. Besides Amber Midthunder and Gordon Cormier, the series also stars Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.
Avatar: The Last Airbender doesn’t have a release date yet but the animated series can be streamed on Netflix.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter