In most series, a young man’s coming of age can manifest at a birthday party or in a quiet monologue. Open The other two, we get a cross-country bullet game with a flash drive of armpit images. (Or, as our folks call it, “pit pictures”.)
Who would want otherwise?
In this case, the armpit in question would belong to our young protagonist, Chase Dubek, a singer known professionally as “Chase Dreams”. In a recent interview, real-life actor Case Walker thought he had grown from age 14 to 20 on set and felt the growing gap between himself and his character as the show’s final season began.
Unlike Chase Dubek, who has just returned to our screens after a three-year time jump, Case Walker has spent the last few years here in the real world, so he did more than his character while growing up. Moreover, she points out that she is now two years older than Chase, which further separates her experiences.
Most importantly, though, is that unlike her character, she’s been able to lead a life outside of Los Angeles—especially now that her family has, as she put it, “moved to a mountain town and got caught up in all this.” (When’s the Hallmark movie?!) Though Chase’s life has mostly taken place within the industry. da Walker leads a completely different life in Colorado where he’s still “just a rock climbing college kid.”
Chase Dreams can never be rock climbing.
Over the course of three seasons, we’ve seen the spiral of his family. Her mother, Pat (Molly Shannon), has become a very famous daytime host and can no longer leave her house without a security team or a full prosthetic make-up. Meanwhile, Chase’s siblings Cary (Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Heléne Yorke) continue to be hot this season.
Cary’s narcissism has taken over his personality as he strives for fame as an actor, and Brooke’s dream of becoming a talent manager suddenly seems meaningless as everyone around her has moved on to a nursing career thanks to COVID. Chase’s manager Streeter (Ken Marino) and advertiser Shuli (Wanda Sykes) are good at what they do, but their methods are creepy; especially for anyone who’s heard a lot of jokes about Hollywood’s belly button on the show.
Which brings us back to the ‘pit picture’. During its third season, The other two He makes a joke that makes fun of the industry’s ability to monetize underage teen stars. (Every time someone mentions Chase’s 18th birthday, an audience ponders how he can profit from his new “adult” status, sprouting monstrous features like teeth.) This is the first time Chase’s armpit has been shown as a symbol of his new discovery. It ends with a photo shoot. masculinity – a joke that could only be The other two A masterpiece by creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider.
The series is running better than ever in its final season. His idiosyncratic humor is a perfect fit for our “post-pandemic” sluggishness. Everything in the world of this show has always been a bit wrong, but now so is everything else. Comedy also came into its own with time. Walker credits the series creators not only for their vision but also for having the confidence to lean heavily on satire while keeping their characters intact.
“The first season is very crude,” Walker said. “And we have supernatural influences like vampire fangs this season.”
this season continues The other two‘s great tradition of extravagant costumes and absurd “make-up”. This time, poor Chase dresses up as a scumbag (and a college Republican) to protect the mean girl he’s fallen in love with from rabid fans. Why would any of this help the girl in question, the work of a sadistic genius whose name I refuse to spoil? You should ask Chase’s managers.
But the point is that Chase’s Pete Davidson era is everything you want it to be. Family dinner with makeup, bleached hair and lots of tattoos, fake apple bees.
Despite being fake, the tattoos apparently didn’t come easy. “They hand-drawn all these tattoos,” Walker said of make-up artists Andrew Sotomayor and Michael Clifton. “Andrew bought a new tattoo printer and was going to print them out and put them on.” Walker said the process takes two hours and they have to be changed three or four times in a few days of shooting.
Throughout our interview, Walker praised the cast and crew. The other two, especially his “brother” Tarver. there is a The other two said group text as well as an email chain. Growing up alongside his colleagues, his working relationships were unparalleled.
“It was a really great dynamic to navigate,” he said, “because at the end of the day everyone goes home. There are limits. But after working together for so long—they saw me go from 14 to 20—you can try to set limits, but they know a lot about me. … We passed through lows and highs.”
Like The other two Marking the end, Walker is also looking forward to his next steps. Acted last year Monster High: Movieand will also be starring in the upcoming sequel. Going to film school deepened Walker’s appreciation for the medium and made him even more passionate about working on more films in the future—perhaps something like Baz Luhrmann’s. Elvis. (there is a The other two There’s a joke somewhere about Austin Butler’s awards season accent.)
“Whatever this opportunity looks like,” Walker said. “But the movie is really the focus.” He said he’s also interested in long-term screenwriting. But meanwhile, he’s improving his craft – “no matter how cliché.”
“Whether people like it or not, I will do the work all day,” Walker added. “And I want that to be the rest of my career.”
But what happens to Chase Dubek in the end? After all the surreal family moments and wardrobe misfortunes, where The other two leave the one who started it all? Given that it’s weeks into the finale, Walker clearly couldn’t go into details. Still, he offered a mockery that was so provocative and vague as to make Shuli proud.
“There’s a little explanation, and it makes for a fun path for Chase,” Walker said. “She’s making a decision… and it’s preparing much more for Chase Dreams.”
Imagine babies. You can’t keep a man down with a hole like that.
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