The look ahead to ‘Looking For Alaska’ has been lengthy, however it’s so price it. HL spoke with Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth about taking up the beloved roles of Miles and Alaska, bonding with the solid, and extra.
Are you prepared to hunt an excellent maybe? You needs to be. Looking For Alaska debuts Oct. 18 on Hulu. The restricted sequence relies on John Green’s 2005 bestselling novel of the identical identify. After 15 years, Looking For Alaska is coming to life in a brand new method. Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth play the long-lasting roles of Miles and Alaska. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the 2 younger stars about exploring such beloved characters. “I really fell in love with her,” Kristine instructed HollywoodLife on the Tribeca TV Festival. “I really admired her strength. She seemed like this otherworldly thing to begin with but then I really got in touch with her internal struggle and then I realized how human she was, how broken she was, and I really just related to her on so many different levels just being that age, going through the motions of growing up and experiencing grief and all of that.”
Charlie has at all times had a robust reference to Miles. “I was a huge fan of the book,” he mentioned. “When I first learn the e book, I learn it at concerning the age that Miles is within the e book and I identical to I so related together with his inside monologue and what he actually wished for his life. I used to be simply actually lucky that Josh [Schwartz] and Stephanie [Savage] had been such phenomenal collaborates and John [Green] was so on board with all the pieces. It was actually truthfully simply the story as a complete. I simply actually wished to be part of that world.” But it isn’t simply Miles he pertains to. He sees himself in all of the characters ultimately. “There’s a lot that I relate to about Alaska as well as all the characters. I think that’s such a huge reason why the book is so popular. I think anyone that reads it can really connect with all the characters.”
Miles and Alaska have a robust bond from the second they meet. Charlie opened up concerning the relationship between the 2 characters. “From Miles’s point of view, it’s the first time he’s really just in awe of a human being and feels so deeply in love with who this person is,” Charlie continued. “I think he respects her and admires her so much and I think it’s a lovely dynamic that takes shape over the course of the show. I was so glad that we had such a good chunk of time to be able to tell that story.”
From social media posts to the trailers, it’s clear that the solid is extremely shut identical to their characters. “We were all just so lucky because we really love each other and we all get along,” Kristine gushed. “We love the same music. We love the same foods. We were all just jamming together in between takes and we’d get dinner after work at this Thai restaurant and just had a really really good time.” Charlie added: “Basically the first night we were all together, we just stayed up until like 6 in the morning and were just talking and dancing and laughing. It was so clear that all of us were so right for the characters. We all knew were about to go on this really impactful journey with each other and potentially really profound. It was this nice moment and then from there on out we were just really, really tight and had each other’s backs the whole way.”
Looking For Alaska explores all the pieces from friendship to loss. Kristine mentioned she hopes that “people will feel less alone” after watching the sequence. “I really hope everyone can be truthful about how we’re feeling and there shouldn’t be any stigma around it and that there’s help because you really can’t judge a book by its cover,” she continued. “You don’t really know what people are going through.” Looking For Alaska additionally stars Denny Love and Jay Lee. All episodes will likely be launched on Oct. 18.