NEW YORK.- Finn Jones is used to keeping secrets. This is not to protect his private life, but the details of his work as an actor. Between 2011 and 2016 the british lived in her own flesh the known secrecy that surrounds the production of Game of Thrones, where she played Loras Tyrell. The same day his character died and was left out of the series, Jones got the role of Danny Rand, the protagonist of Iron Fist. Then he went into an organization where you know keeping secrets is fundamental: Marvel.
The british actor that it does not care. At least the way it is explained in a talk alone in a suite with views of a New York completely, nevada, on which account he can about his starring role in Iron Fistseries from Marvel and Netflix that is available from today in the service of streaming.
“My friends don’t give a fuck, not interested in my work, in part for that reason they are my friends! -answered Jones with a laugh, when asked the question about how to handle this situation of not being able to talk about your work-. When I do interviews is a little difficult to see how they respond to the questions, but you looking to the back and you are able to find issues on which to concentrate, instead of talking about the plot. Until now I didn’t say anything that I have gotten into big trouble, but I still have many interviews to do, and you will be sure that I’m going to say something that is not going to like someone!”
Jones proves to be taken with humor, the fact of having to hide details of script, character, locations, costumes and others. For him the important thing is to embody a character juicy as Danny Rand, who, following the tradition of the superhero has an origin story traumatic. The son of a businessman multi-millionaire, Danny’s life was perfect until, at the age of 10, he suffered a plane crash in the Himalayas along with his parents, who died there. A few warrior monks rescued him and took him to live in the mysterious city of K’un-Lun, where he was trained in martial arts.
The series, which has as a creator Scott Buck (Dexter, Six Feet Under), begins when Danny returns to New York, fifteen years after the accident, to recover the life that was taken from him at such an early age. But to get to the city you will find that things have changed, the friends that he considered family didn’t receive it as he expected, and it’s not so easy to regain his place in the company of his father. At the same time, your training will allow you to fight against the violence of the streets, and I will relate with Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick, Game of Thrones), an expert in martial arts that will become your ally along with Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), a character that also appears in Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, the other Marvel superheroes who already have their series on Netflix.
“I think one of the big obstacles that has to overcome Danny is to understand that things have consequences-says Jones-. It is a character reckless and heat, although you try to be wise and think of everything you do. Essentially, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder: lost her parents in a very traumatic experience when I was 10 years old and then was trapped for 15 years in a world that did not belong. It made him very vulnerable. Danny still doesn’t know how to deal with the responsibility that comes with the great power of the Iron Fist (iron fist). For me, Danny is still not a superhero. You have a long road ahead before you can get the title of Iron Fist. Still not worth it. It is not a character fully formed from the beginning. That would not be interesting to the public, who want to see the struggle and the contradictions of the character.”
To interpret these contradictions and talents of Danny Rand required an intense preparation on the part of Jones prior to the shooting of the 13 episodes of the first season, both in terms of the character’s emotions as to his physical condition.
“The biggest part of the preparation for the series was to try to imagine how was the life of Danny before returning to New York. I built it in my imagination so that when I returned to the city to have something to resist. Danny is too innocent to think that you can come back, claim your company, get their friends and you will be able to fit in the place they once lived when I was a kid. What he finds upon returning is that the world is not as simple as he expected. It is much more ruthless and competitive. There is always someone who will try to take advantage of Danny and he grew up not used to that. So you have to learn a very hard and fast to not be so trusting and naive.”
The training in different martial arts was very hard, according to the actor, but the effort showed her that I could do a lot more than we imagined. “It’s amazing what you can achieve physically and emotionally if you concentrás full. Were six months of filming very intense five or six days a week, between 12 and 14 hours per day. I had to learn to do stunts, train and learn dialogs. It’s a perspective overwhelming, but I learned that once you’re doing this continue forward and you can withstand much pressure. Gives you so much pride to put 110 percent of your entire energy and effort into a role, and that this then will produce its fruit.”
One of the most interesting aspects of Iron Fist is that it has at its centre a superhero that is not based only on physical strength and intelligence, but also in the spiritual. The search to connect with the transcendental is something that the actor understands and that led to an interest in meditation, even before you tackle this character.
“I was always interested in meditation and investigate what is consciousness -explains Jones-. Whole life I’ve had existential interests. So when it appeared the possibility of interpreting this paper, the first thing that struck me was that it was a character that was in a kind of search existential and it takes the beliefs and practices of buddhism. We have not seen much of this on tv and definitely not what we saw too in superheroes. What I don’t like about superheroes is that power an aggressive and “macho.” Iron Man, Captain America, are all stereotypes of the superhero, very male; in contrast, the power of Danny comes from an inner strength much more calm and disciplined. The force that employs comes from his will indomitable, and I liked it a lot. I also was interested in the contradictions that that entails. He tries to pursue this goal of being a spiritual warrior, disciplined, and trained, but at the same time is a boy who lost his parents and has no idea of what you want in the world or where you are going. These opposing forces create a lot of tension, something that for an actor it’s really fun to interpret.”
In these first 13 episodes of the series we will be witnesses of how Finn Jones is transformed into Danny Rand, and how he becomes the superhero Iron Fist. Now yes, some of the secrets start to be revealed.
The four defenders
Iron Fist is the last release of the series of four Marvel superheroes that will star The Defenders. Danny Rand will join Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones to fight a threat in the city of New York. The details of the series of joint are kept in a strict secret, but it is known that Netflix will release this year, will have eight episodes and Sigourney Weaver will be the villain.