When I got asked to do a real kind of screen test, I read the book and it was awesome. We didn’t have too many scripts available, so I did this guy based on the book. , then we’d probably have to go to all that graphic stuff, which wouldn’t be allowed on TV.
So I had a few weeks of just prepping myself for that, because I knew it was going to be demanding and I wanted to do as many stunts as I can.
I hate it when you have an action hero but when it comes to those fights scenes, you just don’t believe it.
And that’s so important, it’s just as important to be able to actually fight like a hero as it is to act like one. So I really wanted to do well in that, and I tried really hard.
follows the journey of Richard Cypher, a young woodsman who discovers that he has a bigger mission in life: he’s part of a prophecy to end oppression with the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan (Bridget Regan) and a wise wizard named Zedd (Bruce Spense). Craig Horner: Even though it’s like a three-hour flight, it’s still like I’m in a different place.
The show is based on Terry Goodkind’s Hulu: Legend of the Seeker is filmed in New Zealand, but you’re from Australia. I’m completely isolated from my friend and family and just don’t have the time to go back.
I work so late, it’s hard to get the last flight on a Friday night, and it’s just not worth flying for one night. In terms of culture, there are a lot of similarities between Australia and New Zealand.We’re close to each other but so far from everything else.We’ve got instant passports, so you can shuttle back and forth between Australia and New Zealand, no matter where you’re from.My dad’s a Kiwi, so I knew a bit about New Zealand, so it wasn’t that hard for me.But it was hard for someone like Bridget because Auckland and San Diego couldn’t be more opposite. So were you into these sort of fantasy epic adventures when you were younger? I loved Conan and Star Wars and anything like that. Before you tried out for the role of Richard Cypher, had you read any of the books that the series is based on?I read a little bit for the first audition because I didn’t know much about it, but a friend of mine who’s a writer, he’s read like five of the books, so he was like “You should really audition it, here’s a book and just read a bit of it.” So I did that for the first audition and sent away the tape. No matter what happened with this role, I could do good stuff with it.