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Connor Jessup & Darby Stanchfield Interview – Hollywood Life


‘Locke & Key’ premieres Feb. 7 and HollywoodLife sat down EXCLUSIVELY with stars Connor Jessup and Darby Stanchfield to debate their characters’ journeys after a tragic loss and extra.

Locke & Key is making its highly-anticipated debut on Netflix. The collection, primarily based on the best-selling comedian e book collection, follows the three Locke siblings and their mom as they transfer into their ancestral residence, Keyhouse, after their father, Rendell, is murdered. When they get to Keyhouse, they uncover magical keys that might unlock solutions about Rendell’s demise. Locke & Key stars Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke, Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke, Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke, and Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Darby and Connor about Nina and Tyler’s journeys over the course of the primary season.

“I think one of the things that’s so intriguing about the show is that you meet this family of four, these three kids and their mom, who have just come out of — or who have just gone through this really horrible tragedy, which is the death of their dad,” Connor informed HollywoodLife on the present’s press junket in Los Angeles. “They’re all four of them dealing with it in such different ways [and] who they were before this tragedy. They’ve all been fractured and shattered and broken up and their relationships with each other are broken and that’s where you meet them at the lowest…” Darby provides, “At the lowest point of their lives.”

Connor stated that the “magic” of the present comes from “how these characters move through this trauma that the experience. How they grow up, how they reconnect.” When it involves Tyler, his father’s demise finds so many feelings inside him. “He is used to feeling comfortable,” Connor continued. “He is used to liking himself, feeling relaxed, in control of a situation. Suddenly, he doesn’t. He doesn’t know how he feels, he doesn’t know how he feels towards his sister. Things make him mad, things make him sad. He’s taking all this feeling that he doesn’t know what to do with and crunching it up and keeping it inside and that’s his way of dealing with it.”

When it involves Nina, Darby beloved that she wasn’t an ideal mum or dad. “She’s not June Cleaver. She’s really good at fixing things up and she’s a really good artist, but Rendell was the one who held the family together,” Darby stated. “So it’s also Nina‘s journey of trying to connect to her kids, trying to find resolution and healing, yet she’s really bad at it. So that challenge is kind of what Nina is about.”

Keyhouse holds numerous questions that the Locke youngsters and Nina need solutions to, particularly since most of these questions concern Rendell. “They know that maybe he had some bad memories there but they don’t know what they were,” Connor teased. “It’s a total mystery to them. And until that moment they are normal people living a normal life. Not a great life, but a normal one. When they arrive at Keyhouse, they find very quickly that it’s filled with these magic mysterious keys that all have different powers. On the property, there’s this demon who is also chasing these magic keys and their ordinary life is suddenly completely thrown…”

Darby famous that on the coronary heart of the collection is household and the way they adapt and evolve collectively. “You meet them at a very low point and you see the family sort of experience this together and grow and change and they arrive at a very different place at the end,” she stated. “There’s just a lot of heart in this family. They care about each other.” All episodes can be out there to stream on Netflix beginning Feb. 7.


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