Actress Madison Isman says the rebooted films of “Jumanji” were a turning point in her career and she hopes the makers will someday plan to come up with a third film in the franchise. Isman starred as social media savvy Bethany Walker in 2017’s ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Next Level’ and its 2019 sequel ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’.
The original film was a reboot of Robin Williams’ 1995 classic film ‘Jumanji’. The actor said his career took a new direction after starring in the franchise alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.
“That movie completely changed my life and I’m so grateful to everyone behind it. And there’s still hope that maybe we’ll do another one.
“I don’t know, especially about the pandemic and the situation in the whole theatre, but I love all those people very much and I owe everything to them,” Isman told PTI in a roundtable interview on Zoom. Prior to the hit franchise, she appeared in the series “Modern Family” and “Henry Danger”, and later starred in horror films such as “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” and “Annabelle Comes Home”.
Isman is currently working on the teen horror series ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and said that the show continues the trend of being part of projects that are fresh on the stories told earlier.
“It (‘Jumanji’) was the first horror franchise that we decided to remake. And the same thing happened with the show. It was great and doing something completely different by giving it a completely new look. So maybe this becoming a trend for my career.” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is a contemporary adaptation of Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel and 1997 American slasher film of the same name, about four young teens whose high school graduation party There is a fatal twist when they hit someone in a car accident.
In the show, Isman plays the role of twin sisters – Allison and Lennon. To play the role, she said that it is necessary to have a better understanding of the two characters. “I’ve always wanted to play twins. The first thing was to make sure I had a clear idea of who these people were individually and their full history and history and who they were as a little girl and Really know them from behind. My hand.
“I get to slip into that persona of wearing the other’s face … It came naturally and this was a time where it was okay to be flipped.” Actor Brian Tzu, who starred as Margot on the show, said that he was excited and nervous about the show, “I was very nervous. I never thought in my mind that I would get the part and You talk to any actor by auditioning for a long time, you keep your expectations low because you get rejected all the time.
Tiju, known for his roles in the MTV series ‘Scream’, said, “But when I got this for it, it was very exciting, nervous. But what calmed me down was the whole thing about the show. Talking to Goodman.” ‘ and the Hulu series ‘Light as a Feather’..
Model-turned-actor Ashley Moore, who plays E! The series ‘Model Squad’ said she had been a big fan of the original film and was thrilled to be working on the series adaptation.
Moore said, “I grew up watching it and when I was given the opportunity for the role, I was really excited to take on it. Because I was a huge fan of it, I went to filming the series about it.” Couldn’t wait for that.” , who stars as Lennon’s friend Riley, said. “It’s very iconic and has a huge fan base and people love it. It was very exciting for me,” he added.
Actor-writer Ezekiel Goodman hopes the show will be able to catch up with the younger generation. He stars on the show as Dylan, Allison’s love interest and Riley’s best friend.
“In many ways, it’s a coming-of-age. And so, I think the process of young people figuring out who they are, I hope viewers will be able to find small parts of themselves in each character.” Written and executive produced by Sarah Goodman, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” currently streams on Prime Video.
The show is being produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.