DC’s Stargirl, The CW’s hit superhero sequence, is all about legacy. From the brand new technology of heroes choosing up from the slain Justice Society to casting actors from ’80s classics like E.T. star Henry Thomas, the ethos infuses each pore of Stargirl creator Geoff Johns’ present. And that sense of legacy continues with tonight’s hour, “Shiv Half One,” which finds none apart from Again to the Future star Lea Thompson directing the episode.
“I really screened Again to the Future for your entire solid and crew, earlier than we even began capturing, in order that they knew, tonally, that is the place we need to stay,” Johns defined to Decider just a few weeks again. Once we advised Thompson about this, she laughed.
“Properly they’re utterly completely different!” Thompson stated. “However I feel they bought the identical thought, the identical hopeful and exuberant, youthful and enjoyable for the entire household high quality that Again to the Future had.”
Thompson might be greatest identified for her roles in entrance of the digicam, however for the previous decade she’s made a profession behind it, as effectively. Thompson has directed, amongst different issues, a number of episodes of ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, an episode of The CW’s Katy Keene, and now this week’s DC’s Stargirl, her first time tackling a technically difficult superhero sequence.
However for Thompson, it was much less in regards to the stunts, and extra in regards to the comedy.
“I all the time suppose, as an actor or any type of artist, that comedy informs drama and drama informs comedy,” Thompson continued. “Definitely Katy Keene and Stargirl, they do depend on lots of comedy and understanding of that. I simply discover that it’s helpful to have all of that in your arsenal.”
The episode doesn’t skimp on motion, in fact. With out stepping into spoilers, Blue Valley Excessive’s HBIC Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy) has some secrets and techniques, and a bone to select with Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a.ok.a. Stargirl herself. Nonetheless, with homecoming occurring and the younger members of the Justice Society getting caught up within the pleasure, there’s loads of teen drama — and comedy — available, as effectively.
“There have been so many nice comedic actors in there and so they had these chops,” Thompson stated. “That was actually, actually enjoyable for me, to work with such a terrific group of actors who had been versatile. Who might do the motion, do the comedy, and do the touching moments as effectively.”
DC’s Stargirl airs Mondays on DC Universe and Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. For lots extra with Thompson, head again right here after the episode airs.
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