J-14 magazine recently got the opportunity to talk to Fly Molo actor Brandon Soo Hoo about his work on the Ender’s Game movie.
J-14: How would you describe your character in ‘Ender’s Game?’ How are you like him? How are you different than him?
Brandon Soo Hoo: My character, Fly Molo, is a veteran soldier in Battle School. At first, he is introduced as Bonzo’s lackey, but he eventually comes to recognize Ender as the superior commander. I can definitely relate to Fly’s second-in-command role. A leader will always feel the majority of the pressure in a high-stakes situation, whereas the lieutenant is usually allowed to function below the radar. However, I’d say that unlike Fly, I would have a bit of trouble putting up with Bonzo. I have mild authority issues.
They also talk about how he was introduced to the Ender’s Game novel years before he got the role in the movie.
Brandon: When I was 11, my teacher gave me my own copy of ‘Ender’s Game‘ (thanks, Laura). It is still among my top five favorite books of all time. It’s funny because when I was reading the book, I was thinking, “If this book is ever made into film, I hope I can work in it.” I was thinking Han Tzu, but Fly Molo works too!
He mentions a couple interesting facts about his experience. One including his most challenging scenes to film and “[trying] not to look like you’re dying.”
Now why should we persuade non-Ender’s Game fans to go watch the movie? Well, Brandon has a response to that:
Because it’s going to be a classic, guaranteed. It’s an epic sci-fi novel, converted into an equally epic film. Plus: aliens, laser guns, and a racially diverse cast. What more can you ask for?
Getting even more excited for the movie release of Ender’s Game? (More than you are now). Let us know what you think about Brandon Soo Hoo in the comments.
Ender’s Game is set to release on November 1, 2013.