Steven Ogg Interview: Snowpiercer Season 2
We interview Snowpiercer star Steven Ogg about Pike’s new journey in season 2 and why the collection feels much more related than season 1 did.
Snowpiercer season 2 is regularly forcing the passengers of the 1,034-cars-long tremendous prepare to decide on sides between Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) and Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs). Caught within the center is Pike, a former member of Snowpiercer’s Tail part who’s now guarding “the border” between the principle prepare and Large Alice, Mr. Wilford’s provide prepare hooked up to Snowpiercer. Pike can also be operating a pipeline of contraband to the prepare’s underworld and making an attempt to get one thing for himself on the facet.
Display Rant had the pleasure of chatting with Steven Ogg, who performs Pike on Snowpiercer. The Canadian actor was bumped as much as collection common for season 2. We mentioned Pike’s new tasks on Snowpiercer, rising up in Canada’s pro-wrestling scene, and why Snowpiercer season 2 feels much more related than season 1 did.
Display Rant: I requested Lena Corridor this query however you may be a fair higher individual to ask: How’s the weed from Large Alice?
Steven Ogg: I assumed you have been gonna say, “You are much more gifted than her!” It is so humorous as a result of being a non-weed individual, it is humorous that I turned the ‘weed man’. God, I feel the final time I smoked weed I used to be 18 or one thing? So, it is good! The Snowpiercer weed is nice!
Display Rant: Is that as a result of for Pike, it has been so lengthy, or do you suppose Mr. Wilford is definitely rising high-quality stuff over there?
Steven Ogg: I feel it is high-quality stuff, but in addition mixed with seven years or longer of not touching the stuff. I feel the thrill of with the ability to escape the trimmings of being on a prepare could be thrilling.
Display Rant: One of many issues I like about Pike, particularly this season, is he relishes all of the pleasures, as you mentioned, that he was denied for seven years. Final season it was chocolate cake, this season it is weed. He is very relatable and I feel that is a testomony to your efficiency. What do you suppose it’s about Pike that he is capable of final on the prepare?
Steven Ogg: I feel that with Pike, like everybody within the Tail, he spent seven years in jail. And you concentrate on that isolation and being in that setting, something outdoors of that routine, outdoors of that seven years of captivity… I imply, it might simply be mind-blowing. So I feel embracing all of that’s simply one thing Pike does. It is virtually like a part of his survival. To get these issues. He actually desires to get pleasure from it. He actually simply loves what that have is, realizing that it may be gone the subsequent second. Nearly like residing within the second, proper? Within the current.
And now Pike is guarding the border and he is operating the pipeline. Or as I prefer to name it, the Pikeline.
Steven Ogg: That is what I used to be gonna say, the Pikeline.
That is additionally lots of stress on Pike. He is the primary line of protection in opposition to Large Alice on the border.
Steven Ogg: Yeah, not such a fan of that. It is a harder position to be in. It is powerful to be ready the place persons are counting on you. You’ll be able to’t make as many errors. Strain’s on.
Plus on the opposite facet, you’ve got acquired issues like Icy Bob.
Steven Ogg: What a freak, huh? He is unimaginable. Such a sweetheart too. I feel [Andre Tricoteux, who plays Icy Bob] is from Winnipeg, initially? We ended up speaking about wrestling rather a lot as a result of I grew up in Calgary with lots of these wrestlers. We used to have the Harts, we had Substitute Trainer… I do not know if it was Keith, however he’d are available and present us the determine 4 leglock. And the Dynamite Child, Davey Boy Smith. The Cuban Murderer, I used to see him driving with Kerry Brown in a limo to the Corral. It was superior. Icy Bob and I used to speak about Stampede Wrestling.
I am additionally fascinated by Pike’s interplay with Janitorial this season. This previous episode, Pike took some Encyclopedia Brittanicas. What is the significance of that?
Steven Ogg: The gold! The gold of data. Basically these encyclopedias, these Nationwide Geographics, that is all they’ve. They’ve had the identical books and issues for seven years, so something completely different you could commerce or supply is thrilling and likewise value one thing. So it is thrilling to have one thing new. Data is energy, as they are saying!
And since Snowpiercer is all that is left of civilization, that is human historical past in these books.
Steven Ogg: Precisely, one thing to recollect the place we got here from, what we did.
I actually love the camaraderie with Pike and Layton this season. Layton is counting on Pike on the border and to this point, Pike is holding up his finish. However do you suppose when Wilford makes his transfer to take the prepare that Pike might be loyal to Layton or will he go together with Wilford?
Steven Ogg: Pike clearly has a relationship with Layton. He spent a lot time with him within the Tail. They know the ins and outs and the nooks and crannies of one another. However Pike can also be a survivor and he is a little bit of an opportunist. Having now acquired a style of what it’s to steer, there is a chance of what would this be like? The relishing of the cake and the weed now, you get that style and there is positively some pleasure concerning the potentialities. I feel Pike may be very a lot ‘he’ll do what must be achieved’. He’ll determine a strategy to actually have his cake and eat it too.
All of it comes again to the cake. Up to now, I feel Snowpiercer season 2 is even higher than season 1. Once we spoke final 12 months, we have been just some weeks into the pandemic. Now, virtually a 12 months later, we’re nonetheless within the pandemic, and Snowpiercer feels much more related. Why do you suppose the present hits even more durable in season 2?
Steven Ogg: The tempo of season 2, to me, is completely different. It simply appears to be extra intense, if you’ll. That is what I discovered about season 2. The depth stored choosing up. Season 1 launched and it was actually extra of the sensation of the prepare. It is just like the Johnny Money tune the place every little thing he did along with his guitar was like… [intensifying sounds]. I feel the present picked up that tempo. And it simply turned a way more intense setting the place the prepare picked up pace, regardless that it is Wilford’s prepare. As a result of it sped up. The stakes are positively increased.
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