Angels. Alan Tudyk protagoniza Resident foreigner, A sci-fi comedy based on the Dark Horse comics outside SyFy.
Tudyk plays Harry Vanderspeigle, an alien who crashes to the ground who must act as a doctor in a small town. Actors Sarah Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Felher lead the series.
Resident foreigner It follows a broken alien (Alan Todick) who must assume the identity of a doctor in a small town and somehow find a way to adapt to the locals. When he discovers what it means to be human, he will begin to question whether humanity deserves to be saved as he grapples with the ethics of his secret mission on Earth.
Harry begins to lead a simple life … But things get a little complicated when he has to solve a local murder and realizes that he needs to absorb what his new world is like. As he does so, he begins to grapple with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth.
In this interview with Culturacio.com, Alan Todick talks about the challenges of being a weird little-screen stranger, his career as a voice actor, and how science fiction has evolved in recent times.
What is the biggest challenge that an actor faces when playing the role of an alien?
There are many different challenges. Since Harry is not a human, he has some difficulty in social interaction. So all those little behavioral tricks that we use on a daily basis as people interacting with other humans aren’t useful as forms of communication. In fact, they conflict with character.
Also, you just learned a language and don’t really understand it, but every word has its own place in a sentence. So, everything is very technical, and there are a lot of small technical aspects because this is how you experience the new world you have arrived in. He has to adapt to this world in a very artistic way, but there are also many opportunities for comedy. He is a very funny character.
How did you react when you first read the Resident Alien scenario? Do you know dark horse comics?
The truth is, he was not familiar with the storyboards. Chris Sheridan, the creator of the series, took the comic and made it the script that came to me, but it changes some things. There are differences, so it’s great to read the comic, but I don’t think I was at a disadvantage because I hadn’t read it earlier. I think one of the things that attracted me the most for the series was that Harry Vandersbegel is such a weird character, and I love those characters that you end up sympathetic to are some of my favorite characters.
What did you learn from this extraordinary alien?
I learned hard things, like eating fake glass (laughs). It’s fun to go through a process where you know you’re deluding yourself as an actor in situations where you have to feel things. Harry feels things for the first time, so you think about your first feelings of love, loss, etc. . Going through these feelings again can be warm. You hope it moves because that’s what happens with the character, but it’s really moving for those who like to rediscover those moments.
What is it like working with young actor Judah Brahn?
I love shooting scenes with Judas, we’re having a great time. He’s only 10 years old, so this type of confrontational relationship is fun with a 10-year-old. It featured some of my favorite scenes. The experience is incredible.
Your career as a dubbing actor is also very successful. What do you like most about casting your voice with animated characters?
Dubbing is very fun. Much of what you do is in your imagination, it is a different use of your imagination in the movies, especially when you are creating a character. You’re always working on the text, right through to the end. You can improvise, play with the character, and change phrases and situations. It is very rewarding.
What do you think about the development of science fiction, the most popular genre today?
It is great. I can’t think of anything negative regarding the development of science fiction. The audience consumes a lot of science fiction and that’s great. When I tell people that Resident foreigner He started out as a comedian, and some might not believe him … but it’s true, he was a comedian. The only downside that I’ve seen is that science fiction conventions are now more companies. But it isn’t something dangerous either. More science fiction please.