Yes, Disney Plus Safety Movie cast interview was super fun. This movie is a powerful story about family and deternimation. But, it will do more than be great entertainment. Hopefully, it will awaken a can do attitude that will propel you to reach harder for your dreams! I know it certainly has for me. Here is our cool interview for you
Disney Plus Safety Movie Cast Interview
Are you thinking this is just another sports movie? Well, think again, This is one that has some good twists in it. This movie is foremost about family.
I had the opportunity of chatting with the cast of Disney Plus newest original movie “Safety” besides the cast, we spoke to the real-life protagonist of this story. Here is who we spoke with:
- Jay Reeves (“Ray (Ray-Ray)”)
- Thaddeus J. Mixson II (“Fahmarr (Fay)”)
- Corinne Foxx (“Kaycee”)
- Hunter Sansone (“Daniel Morelli”)
- Reginald Hudlin (Director)
- Mark Ciardi (Producer)
- Ray-Ray McElrathbey (Real life person the story is based on)
Producer Mark Ciardi shared that Clemson was fantastic with the whole project: ” the school was absolutely amazing and
supportive from-from the very beginning.”.That is always great to hear. I am sure it is very complex to bring an extra village to work at an already busy campus, right?
I have the entire interview for you. But, before I share that, I wanted to recap my highlights:
Compressing a Story
Ray-Ray jokes saying that his story is not a movie but a mini-series! With that in mind, Producer Mark Ciardi shared that the objective was to contract the story as much as possible so instead of a 3-hour movie, we had a 2 hour one:” there’s so much in-in Ray’s story even that we couldn’t get to. But in structuring a movie you have to be really judicious about what you want to focus on. I mean, god, our first cut was over three hours!
Ray-Ray shared that he constantly had to be overcoming hurdles as his life was developing in Clemson along with his brother. When I asked Thaddeus what his message would be for kids that were going through hard times, just like his character had, he replied:” just don’t give up and just keep going. Because, eventually there will be something that’ll be very good that will happen. So, just don’t give up”.
Fun on the Set
There is a scene where Thaddeus has to be put in a bag. While he had all the fun, Jay, who plays his brother said it was nerve-racking. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t know how Ray-Ray pulled it off. It is the responsibility of having to care for someone else that struck Jay.
Full Safety Cast Interview
About Safety on Disney Plus
“Safety” is a drama inspired by the empowering story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey (Jay Reeves), a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose dedication and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities. Aided by his teammates and the Clemson community, he succeeds on the field while simultaneously raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr (Thaddeus J. Mixson).