Grant Feely was born in Brunswick, GA, and lives in Birmingham, AL, together with his mother and father and two older brothers. He enjoys appearing, writing, studying, cooking and touring and his favourite tv reveals embody “Stranger Issues,” “Cobra Kai” and “Elevating Dion.” Grant hopes to proceed his appearing profession and write and direct productions of his personal sooner or later.
Now Grant is portraying younger “Luke Skywalker” within the Disney+ collection “Obi Wan Kenobi.” The younger up-and-comer determined to pursue appearing when he was seven years previous after watching “Stranger Issues Behind the Scenes.” He has since starred in a music video and appeared in such reveals as “Creepshow” and “Echoes.” We acquired the possibility to speak to the up and comer about enjoying one of many biggest sci-fi heroes in historical past;
Welcome to OLC! Grant it’s an absolute pleasure to have you ever right here. How does it really feel to be enjoying one of many biggest heroes in sci-fi cinematic historical past Luke Skywalker?
I understand how fortunate I’m to have had this chance. It has been very surreal truthfully.
So inform me a bit in regards to the present and about your character and your half within the present?
The present is about Obi-Wan Kenobi and his time in exile after Order 66. He’s watching over younger Luke Skywalker and has a couple of adventures throughout that point. Luke Skywalker is a younger Jedi dwelling together with his Uncle and Aunt in Tattoine. He’s only a common child on the time and has no concept he’s an enormous deal.
Inform me in regards to the auditioning course of and the way you bought the chance to audition for a task in “Obi-Wan Kenobi”?
In April of final yr, I auditioned for the position of “boy” in an untitled Disney+ collection. The subsequent week I had an hour-long zoom callback with the casting director, Carmen Cuba. I had a second zoom with Carmen Cuba the day after that, then they requested for tapes of each audition I had ever achieved. I had a zoom with Deborah Chow in mid-June then was flown to LA for an in-person audition together with her every week or so later. I used to be lastly supplied the position in early July. It was all very secretive and I didn’t know for sure that the position was younger Luke till July after I had the zoom name with Deb providing me the position.
You may have obtained needs from Mr. Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill by way of his Twitter, that should be fairly cool to be acknowledged by him?
To have Mark Hamill’s assist was superb. It was very good of him to succeed in out to offer me assist. It actually gave me confidence.
How a lot preparation did you place into the position?
Deborah Chow requested me to not watch any of the flicks or put together in any means. She didn’t need me imitating the older Luke. She simply wished me to be me.
Are you an enormous fan of the Star Wars films and have you ever seen all of them?
I had solely seen the Mandalorian earlier than I filmed. Now I’m an enormous fan and have seen all the flicks!
So I imagine you began appearing after watching “Stranger Issues Behind The Scenes”? What was it about that, which impressed you in direction of appearing?
It confirmed me how a movie set labored and I actually wished to be part of that- not simply the appearing but additionally screenwriting and directing. All of it was (and nonetheless is) so fascinating to me.
You’re additionally hoping to jot down and direct movies sooner or later, have you ever written or give you any cool film concepts you’d like to make?
My concepts are principally Sci-fi associated and impressed by books and films I’ve learn or seen. I’ve one concept that takes place in a post-apocalyptic time with the primary characters combating off zombies.
I additionally suppose it might be cool to make a film from the ebook “The Home within the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune. I might make an ideal Lucy in that film by the best way. 🙂
What’s it about these elements of movie you want, that makes you need to discover it additional?
I simply actually take pleasure in writing and telling tales. I like the concept of making worlds and characters which are entertaining to different folks.
Do you may have any upcoming TV or Movie roles you’ll be able to inform us about?
I’m presently filming a television present referred to as Panhandle that can stream on Roku.
Thanks for stopping by Grant however earlier than you go is there something you’d prefer to say to all our followers on the market in OLC! Land?
Thanks for having me. I hope everybody watches and loves Obi-Wan Kenobi (particularly episode 6)!