Eric Kripke developed The Boys, based on a bestselling comic by writer Garth Ennis and illustrator Darick Robertson acclaimed praises when it premiered in 2019. Now, the third season of The Boys is described as “Wilder” by actor Erin Moriarty when compared to the other two seasons.
This time, the plot has quite been twisted and Erin Moriarty who plays Annie January aka superhero Starlight on the show shares that the show will continue to highlight issues that affect the actual world.
Erin Moriarty Reveals That The Third Season Is “Satisfying”
Erin Moriarty aka Starlight shares that her character finally gets a place in the supes’ world. She tells Comicbook, “I think in a sense, we’re always figuring it out. I think there are certain aspects of our personalities that stick, and I think we’re also always evolving and kind of re-identifying ourselves.”
She also tells that her character is satisfied with the third season and so does she.
“I think season three is a really satisfying season for her and audience members who relate to her because she finds her confidence, and she finds clarity in her placement in this world, as you said, which she’s been trying to figure out,” she added. “That was satisfying for me to explore because I started this show in my early 20s, and now I’m in my late 20s. And so I’m not unfamiliar with that young woman in your 20s, finding your own voice and finding your confidence and finding your identity. And so I think that she goes through something that’s very relatable and very satisfying. It was very satisfying for me to play.”
Erin Moriarty Teases That Her Character Will Face “Toxic Masculinity”
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Erin Moriarty revealed that the new season is growing her character as Starlight fights the systemic toxic masculinity, which is “still inherent in men and everyone in 2022”, the actor said.
“It’s a lot of overt and explicit toxic masculinity that she’s battling in this season… I think she is so strong that she’s always willing to stand up to it and be defeated. But the interesting thing about this season is that toxic masculinity comes from places and people we don’t expect, which implies a real-world problem that it’s still present in 2022.” she said.
“It’s not always intentional. We’re adapting to a new world where we have to look at men and women in power as equal human beings, instead of thinking of women in power as a threat.”
The first three episodes of The Boys Season 3 are now available on Amazon Prime Video.