VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ben Radcliffe Isn’t Afraid Of Injuries From Fights & Stunts On ‘Pandora’
Ben Radcliffe has had quite the experience shooting his new CW sci-fi series Pandora, which is set in the year 2199.
The show centers on Jax Zhou, a young woman nicknamed “Pandora” who loses everything but quickly finds a home at the Earth Training Academy, where she learns skills to fight intergalactic threats. The show stars Priscilla Quintana in the title role, as well as Oliver Dench, John Harlan Kim and Noah Huntley.
Radcliffe — who plays alien Ralen from the planet Zatar on the series — opened up about Pandora’s second season exclusively with uInterview at New York Comic-Con 2019.
“Pandora picks up after a ten-year-long war between Zatar and Earth,” said Radcliffe. “I’m the first of my species to come to Earth and bridge the gap between our two planets,” he added before noting his character isn’t well-liked and that other characters “hold a grudge” against him.
The British actor revealed he performed his own fights and other stunts for the role and became injured after every single one. Radcliffe confessed one of his worst injuries was a wrist sprain he sustained while trying to block a knee kick with his hand.
Despite all these injuries, Radcliffe admitted he is not afraid of getting hurt while performing stunts.
“I absolutely love doing it, it’s my favorite thing to do,” said Radcliffe.
“I throw myself on the floor all the time,” he later added. “I do it in the show non-stop, so I’m kind of used to it.”
Pandora was renewed for a second season earlier this month. Season 2 is set to air in 2020.
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