2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 3 (July 21, 2018)
At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, stars of the Freeform hit series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. The duo spoke on a range of issues including the responsibilities of telling difficult topics and things that are keeping Tyrone and Tandy apart.
“I live for the Cloak and Dagger montages; it’s like what I’m obsessed with in our show. So I think a lot of those montages showcase what it’s like to be them.” – Olivia Holt
After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Olivia and Aubrey, as well as video of the full interview!
On the responsibilities of tackling difficult topics …
Olivia: “It’s very important for us to talk about those things. Cause this is what people are watching, and people are going to soak in whatever their eyes are laying on, what they are going to be able to portray for themselves. So I think it’s important for us to educate people on what’s happening in society. Whether that be an environmental issue or whether that be a cultural issue and we focus on a lot of those things. And yes, they’re very heavy topics to talk about; that’s why nobody wants to talk about them. But, for us, it’s so important to be able to open that door up, start an open dialogue, make it a conversation, and fix the problem. Because the only way we’re going to do that is by talking about it. And, you know we don’t want to that in a preachy way or in a way that’s so in your face where you don’t want it. But we want to do it in a way that’s organic and candid and transparent.”
On outside forces pulling and pushing Tandy and Tyrone …
Aubrey: “I think for Ty, I was just saying this earlier, it’s that feeling when you have that thing that you’ve always wanted and you finally get it and it’s just like, ‘dang, what’s next.’ I feel like Tyrone is realizing that he has these powers for a reason and he’s all about justice … He feels that he needs to serve the justice. So, ‘Tandy, I’m gonna see you in a little bit but I gotta handle this.’
Olivia: “The world keeps pushing us together and pulling us a part. Because, we’re trying to deal with our own issues. Justice for his brother, justice for Tandy’s dad. And, I think everything keeps leading them back together.”