We spoke with Elena Kampouris (Chloe Sampson), Andrew Horton (Brandon Sampson) and Ian Quinlan (Hutch), the incredibly talented young cast of Jupiter’s Legacy, Netflix’s newest superhero TV show, based on Mark Millar’s comic books. Jupiter’s Legacy is far from being the first comic book by Mark Millar to be adapted for the screen. From Civil War to Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Kingsman, and Kick-Ass, Millar’s world and stories have glorified our screens and nourished our geeky souls for years already. However, Jupiter’s Legacy is the first show based on a universe created by the writer.
Chloe and Brandon Sampson’s parents are Sheldon and Grace Sheldon (also known as The Utopian and Lady Liberty also known as the world’s greatest superheroes and founder of The Union), portrayed by Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb.
Torn between becoming their own person and taking on their parent’s legacy, Chloe and Brandon have a different way to deal with pressure. One completely rejected her legacy and everything her parents stand for. The other tries his best to make his father proud and wants to be ready for the day he will have to lead The Union.
Elena Kampouris told us this about the relationship between Chloe and Brandon:
“The classic, kind of Shakespearean familial, like brother and sister thing going on (…) it could go tragic or it could go in a different direction, there’s a lot going on!’’. She added that Brandon is ‘’not going to be able to live up to this ideal, it’s impossible to live up to it, this perfection, it doesn’t exist, it’s a symbol.’”
Andrew Horton followed up, saying that much like his on-screen relationship with Chloe, he really used the experience and knowledge of his co-stars:
“As Chloe is trying to help Brandon, Elena helped me to raise my performance.”
You can listen to the full interview down below: