Season 1 of “Reacher” was all about absurdly enjoyable motion, with Alan Ritchson’s itinerant hero typically taking up whole gangs of enemies in brutal battle scenes that took months of preparation. However that did not imply the eight episodes have been devoid of any character growth or exploration. Reacher reveals small particulars about his life all through, whether or not it is telling Willa Fitzgerald’s Roscoe about his experiences as a soldier in Baghdad, or reliving recollections of his youthful self hanging out along with his brother, Joe.
In these flashbacks, Maxwell Jenkins portrays younger Reacher as he stands as much as bullies and usually initiatives the identical quiet power as Ritchson. And that was by design. Chatting with Pop Culturalist, the younger actor stated:
“In all probability the largest assist in getting ready for ‘Reacher’ was speaking to [showrunner] Nick Santora and Alan Ritchson who performs Jack Reacher. As a result of I used to be Reacher in flashbacks, it was actually necessary to be in help of Alan’s creation. So we mentioned the physicality of Reacher rather a lot. We concluded that Reacher was like a crocodile. He sits, listens, waits, and solely strikes when the time is correct.”
However Jenkins’ prep went past chatting to Ritchson about Reacher’s physicality. The 17-year-old additionally revealed that he watched dailies of the present, alongside Ritchson’s audition movies, and tried to “research the way in which he moved and the expressions and gestures he used.” After mixing these gestures into his personal efficiency, the ultimate piece of the puzzle was watching Lee Little one interviews for some “background context.”