We’ve Done Crazy Stunts: Ryan Reynolds at ‘6 Underground’ Premiere
The stars of Netflix’s upcoming film, 6 Underground, made a big splash in Seoul, South Korea, as fans thronged to get a glimpse of their favourite actors at the world premiere of the film.
The film’s lead stars Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent and Adria Arjona, producer Ian Bryce and director Michael Bay were present at the premiere.
After films like the Transformers series and Pearl Harbour, 6 Underground is another film for Michael Bay in the action-comedy zone. The basic premise of the film is that six people come together to fight the corrupt and the evil of , which included Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent, Adria Arjona and director Michael Bay, the world. They pretend to be dead, so that they can be off the radar and do their best. Reynolds leads the pack, and plays the enterprising billionaire called “1”, who decides to bring down the regime of a corrupt leader with the help of the others.
At the press conference held in Seoul, director Michael Bay said, “The film is about 6 damaged souls who fake their death and want to change the world.”
Reynolds was pleased to be back in Korea and said, “I’m so glad to be here, the last time I came, I did quite a bit of exploring, but this time I’m not able to. Either way it’s lovely to be back.” He was his usual jolly self and was teasing the Korean translator by saying that she’s probably ‘skipped’ some things he’s said.
Producer Ian Bryce who’s worked with Michael Bay on several films before was confident about the Korean audience loving the film. He said, “I’m sure the Koreans will love this film.”
When he quizzed about the budget he laughed and said that Netflix would ‘kill’ him but also added, “The money has been well spent in trying to create that kind of scale, it’s not for the heck of it and that reflects in the film.”
Michael was asked whether he missed a theatrical release for a large scale film like 6 Underground and he said, “Our whole business has changed and we have to adapt with the times and Netflix was willing to give us the money we needed.”
The film boasts of some stunning action sequences and Ryan praised the work of the stunt artists. He said, “These guys have done such a fantastic job in the film. There are some crazy, hard stunts in the film and these stuntmen barely get acknowledged for the work they do.”
He added, “After turning 40, falling on cement didn’t seem like the most easy thing to do.”
Actor Adria Arjana Arjona who we have seen in Good Omens earlier, found the role extremely compelling. She said, “I play a doctor in the film, and a female character that are strong are hard to come by. They’re often tough but not really strong.”
Michael concluded by saying, “Filmmaking is not just a director’s medium but an actor’s as well and all of them have contributed immensely to the film.”
The film streams on Netflix, 13 December onwards.