Eyeballs S04: In conversation with children from the series

Image credit: Marc de Block

You can’t call them kids anymore, Leakey, Chris, and Miss are from Oogappels. They’ve evolved significantly with the series – the first season was filmed in 2018 (see photos below) – from teens to young adults. How is that for Susan Rader (23), Thor Brown (22) and Maas Bronckhausen (20)? To what extent are their personalities, what have they learned about themselves, about each other and about each other, and how do they see the future of their eyeballs?

Can you imagine that five years after the first season I’m still in it eyeballs Will you play?

Susan Rader (Lake): No dude! Thor Brown (Chris): Not at all. I was going to audition for a supporting role on a ten-episode round. There was no information on what exactly was expected of me. I remember coming to the set for the first episode and discussing with Will (Kopman, director, editor) what my role would entail. Chris’ character really grew out of the clothes and makeup. Alternative nail polish, for example, was just an experiment on day one. But Chris is not far from me. In fact, we’ve evolved together through the seasons.

Maas, I was the youngest of the three, 16 when I started. Among the boys, I was (and still is) the most troubled. Did you also get into the group without knowing it?

Mas Broncosin (MIS): Indeed, yes. In season one, it started off so innocently, I was a skater and smoke weed every now and then. But there was so much acknowledgment of this character that there was always a little extra. Or is this happening again? no doubt. Provided my character returns this season.

Maas Bronkhuyzen as Mees (Photo Credit: Wessel de Groot)

You could say: Last season he failed the HAVO exam, he was stoned for almost days and circled around: when your mother sends you to your father in Sweden, you turn away from the car of the uncle who attends you. How should this continue with Mays!

I wonder about that sometimes too. As a character, Mees fits well with the times we live in. There are a lot of young people who are looking for them. But in addition to this search, Mays is a difficult person, and he himself does not know how to deal with it. In puberty, you can still get away with his behavior, but he remains immature and this is partly due to himself. Although I don’t think it was routed correctly. It may be because when his parents divorced, he became the man in the family. Fabi, his mother, does not take good care of him.

Or I say it wrong: in fact she takes good care of him. She spoils him a lot.

Do you know miss wallpaper?

Oh no. I grew up with two mothers. This is about the best thing that can happen to you. Sometimes I can’t stand it. Tell me you love your mother, man, I think. I often hear from others that I am an annoying child as Miss.

As a Mass, do you have advice in this situation?

All I can say is that he has to do it himself. His mother must abandon him mentally and physically, or else she will die herself. And he has to grow up and he alone is able to do it himself.

Susan Rader as Leakey (Image source: Wessel de Groot)

Susan, like Leakey, you also have a lot to do with your mother Meryl in the series. The The woman everyone loves to hate – but without her eyeballsAnd the eyeballs not be. What does it feel like to have a mother like this?

annoying. I’ve had quite a bit of food since season one. He flirted with me with anorexia, and I had a bout of depression. Lake is a perfectionist and while not saying it in many words, it has to do with her mom who is very focused on her. She pushes herself against her, but at the same time she cannot turn around. Therefore, while she already wants to go to the conservatory, she goes to study medicine anyway, her mother’s wish. But when she’s set, she throws the hat at her. This season, she is increasingly going her own way. Clashes with her mother continue, but she does not care about this.

Do you think you learn something from the character you play?

Susan Ryder: I’ve realized that it can be difficult for parents to have children (teenagers). As a kid, you have no idea that your parents are also people with their own problems.

Thor Brown: The reactions I get to my role have made me realize that we all still think a lot about the box, when we find freedom in a character like Chris. The fact that Chris is open minded and outspoken made me more confident. For example in saying that I love boys. I like that Chris doesn’t care what people think of him.

It is four families. What family do you think is the best to grow up in?

Susan Ryder: I think with Tim and Dina. Because they are both very free, but they talk very well with their kids and the communication between them is also very good.

When Tim was still with Merel it didn’t work out. He did not stand there. It was still very much under her belt.

Thor Brown as Chris (Photo Credit: Wessel de Groot)

Why eyeballs very popular do you think?

Susan Ryder: I think it’s about confrontation. To see yourself in one of the characters or as a family You see yourself in one of the four families.

They are all different and all have their own problems. I think the mix of drama and comedy is very balanced. There are very funny scenes but also sad scenes.

Mas Broncosin: Primarily because it is very well written. The dialogues are powerful. And because parents and kids watch it together on the sofa together. It leads to great conversations, and brings families into contact with each other.

We’re on the eve of season four. How long can eyeballs keep going do you think?

Thor Brown: Very tall. At some point, grandparents die, new children are born, and parents become grandparents. Then it becomes more and more a series about life. I hope Roos continues to write it and continues with the same cast. Because this is very private, that you both know each other and that you connect with what you’re playing and with the series itself. It’s also funny to see each other grow up. Especially Siraj Amal (Max), the son of Dina and Gruen. He was really small in season one and is now a young bear.

Maas Bronckhausen: It can go on forever! Children become parents, and new children are born. But I don’t know if this is useful for the series. or actors? I don’t look too far into the future.

Susan Ryder: I think it would be great if the series could continue into the next generation and that today my parents would soon be sitting on the sofa as grandparents.

I don’t know if I’ll be in it myself. It relates to many things: what jobs are still being offered, how do I look at life. Also with what the book has in store for me. I also have to agree to that. we will see. Filming for the next season will begin in two months. Oh…isn’t that known yet? Then I didn’t say it, haha.

Apples Al Ain S04 can be watched weekly from Wednesday 7 September 2022 on NPO 1 and NPO Start

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