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THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ‘THE BOYS’ SEASON TWO
The Boys are back in town, and they have not disappointed. The opening scene of season three reminds us exactly how far Eric Kripke’s Prime Video series will go when it comes to explosive death scenes.
Aussie actor Claudia Doumit returns this season as congresswoman Victoria Neuman, revealed to be the mind-blowing supe in season two’s epic cliffhanger; it’s in the closing scene of the first episode of season three that we finally get to see her in action using her powers.
“That was an incredibly fun shoot,” Doumit recounts while in Sydney alongside castmates promoting the new season. “We shot that all night and we prepped for that scene because there’s a big chunk of fight choreography,” she adds, revealing six weeks of prep by the stunt team headed by stunt coordinator, John Koyama.
Karen Fukuhara returns as Kimiko (a.k.a The Female) and tells Supanova a particular scene alongside Tomer Capone (Frenchie) was one of her favourites to prepare for and shoot.
“I think episode four contains my favourite stunt sequence,” she says, teasing a NSFW scene in the recently aired fourth episode that will no doubt go down as one of the show’s most iconic. (If you’ve seen it, you know what we’re talking about).
Fukuhara sentimentally notes the differences in her character now, thinking back to the past two seasons where she “never had the opportunity to live for herself”.
This season is the perfect time for Kimiko to freely explore who she is and what she enjoys. But people, let’s be serious; this is The Boys.
“We can’t always be happy on The Boys”, Fukuhara reminds Supanova, “[Kimiko] struggles with the fact that she has turned into this violent monster, and she has to figure out if that life is something that she wants for herself.”
Despite Jessie T. Usher’s A-Train being on the opposite team from Kimiko, both characters are going down a path of self-discovery this season.
“He’s been questioning a lot of the choices he has made and where he’s going to go from here,” Usher explains. “And he’s trying to self-evaluate how he feels about a lot of things he is involved in. Trying to decide if he is genuinely happy or if he has been staying the course just because.”
Despite the self-revaluation, Usher believes it would take a lot for A-Train to step away from Homelander, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. “I think there’s an expiration date to the relationship A-Train and Homelander have. I don’t know what the breaking point would look like…”
While Usher and Fukuhara settle on their characters’ exploration of self, Doumit acknowledges the beginning of the slippery slope her character is travelling down this season.
“She’s in that morally grey [area], and it gets darker and darker,” she tells, teasing a terrifying path in the future of this series.
Having the chance to promote season three of The Boys in Sydney for a short time, Doumit, Fukuhara and Usher express their deepest gratitude to Aussie fans watching and supporting this show.
“It just feels really good to fly across the world and come here to see that it’s received so well,” Usher states, while Doumit adds cheerfully of coming back to Australia, “It’s just really beautiful to be able to come home and share this beautiful show. So, I have had an absolute dream of a time.”
‘The Boys’ season three is now streaming on Prime Video
LEAD IMAGE: Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Claudia Doumit (Victoria Neuman), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train) in Sydney. Pic by Scott Ehler