By Amanda Steele
Season 2 of American Gods is currently filming , and, while a lot of details about the upcoming season are unknown, one thing is for certain: the cast of the show has a great time together.
During the SYFY Wire Live interview with the cast (and Neil Gaiman) it was clear that this group of actors and actresses love working with each other. The rapport between all of them was great, and there were a ton of jokes exchanged and a lot of teasing happening.
The list of panelists include Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Crispin Glover, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Bruce Langley, Demore Barnes, Omid Abtahi, and Mousa Kraish. And, of course, Neil Gaiman.
For fans of the series in the crowd, it was also a great experience. They are a very interactive cast who responded to the audiences reactions.
The host of the show enjoyed poking fun at Ricky Whittle for his extraversion. He is definitely a guy that likes to be the center of attention, and he’s gorgeous, so fans react with excitement.
Emily Browning revealed that her and Ricky Whittle, who play Laura Moon and Shadow respectively, have one more scene they will film together next week, and then she is done shooting for season 2. She also said that this scene will involved puppies. Orlando Jones said that this is the scene from the book with Browning asking, “Am I allowed to say that?” She also revealed she asked for a “blue grey pitbull puppy” and is hoping they let her film with one.
The host wasn’t able to get too many serious answers out of any of the past, and they spent most of the time joking around with each other. This was pretty endearing to watch, even if not much information was revealed.
When the host started off the show by saying Kraish’s name wrong, the rest of the cast spent the interview teasing him about it and calling him names like Frank.
The cast also told a story about Ricky Whittle telling Ian McShane to pronounce Demore Barnes name the wrong way as a prank. Barnes said, “three weeks later I’m talking to Ricky and I’m saying to Rick I actually really enjoying working with Ian it’s just he thinks my name is Demaray.” It’s pretty clear that this cast enjoys joking around with each other on and off set. All of the cast confirmed that Whittle is the main prankster on set.
On a more serious note, however, Kraish did point out that it’s great to be a part of a cast that is so diverse and with a fan base that is also diverse.
The audience was loving the cast and their energy. Sometimes cast members don’t have a great rapport and it can make watching interviews boring, this isn’t the case for American Gods.
To end the panel, Orlando Jones talked about how much he wants to cosplay as Bilquis saying, “I could do this. I really could be Bilquis.”
One of the cast members threw a free t-shirt at me, so, I must admit, I had a great time, even if I didn’t learn much about the upcoming season.