He’s effective, clever and deadly, and a 16-year-old high school student.
At a press day to promote , co-stars Jackson Rathbone (who is also a producer on the series) and Aimee Teegarden spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how this project came about for both of them, how the idea of the personalization aspect is really going to change the way that people consume entertainment, training to play a top spy, and what makes high school more difficult than being a teenage assassin.
We were really excited about the process of making the show.
We were running and gunning, and shootin’ from the hip.
I think there’s a lot of really different, fun characters in this series, that a lot of people can relate to. He’s a really sweet guy that she starts to feel really safe and comfortable around, and that she feels she can tell all of her secrets because he’s not going to judge her. One thing that tortures Nick is that he’s literally out there, making it okay and saving her life and saving the lives of thousands of people, but at the end of the day, no one really knows he does it.
TEEGARDEN: Amanda has a boyfriend, and they’ve been together forever. They all think of him as this kid at school who doesn’t have any friends, and hangs out with the other weird kids, and likes the pretty girl because everybody likes the pretty cool. It gives him hope that maybe, if she gets knocked in the head the right way, she might realize that love is standing right before her.
RATHBONE: You do something, over the course of a bunch of years, and it’s bittersweet.
How difficult was it to for each of you to say goodbye to a character you’d played for so long?
He has also wrapped up filming two more movies - thriller City Of Dead Men, about an American traveling in South America, and mystery drama Pali Road, about a woman who wakes up after a car accident to find her life is entirely different.
When he's not kept busy with his acting career the star holds a position on the honorary Board Of Directors at Little Kids Rock, an organization that provides under-privileged school children music lessons and instruments.
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They both also talked about closing the recent chapters in their own lives – with Rathbone finishing the Question: Jackson, as a producer and actor in this, how did this project come about for you?