'Percy Jackson' Cast: "We Did a Lot of Our Own Fighting"
We recently had a live chat with five of the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters cast members.
AND we also spoke with Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson and Leven Rambin (above) about their stunts and which superpower they would choose.
"We find him [Percy] in the beginning of this film, and he's not the hero anymore," Logan tells us. "He's just like, 'All right, I'll accept the life of being an average demigod [half-god, half human].'"
But Percy might need to hold that thought. "Things are kind of relaxed in the beginning until all goes bad with the barrier," says Brandon. "Our new quest in this movie it to protect our camp," adds Leven.
Leven's character Clarisse is the new girl in town. "She's the daughter of the God of war," Leven says. "She's trying to live up to her father's expectations. She's nominated as the best, strongest and brightest camper to go lead this quest. But it turns out she needs a little help."
The cast, on the other hand, didn't need any help when it came to their action scenes. "We didn't have a lot of time before filming to prep and train," says Leven. "We did get to do a lot of our own fighting. Sometimes you're like, 'Wait I'm an actress, not a stunt girl.'"
As if being a demigod isn't cool enough, "I would choose to fly," Logan says of his superpower choice. On that note, the first film had a flying object he wouldn't mind seeing again. "I definitely want to bring back the flying shoe," he says.
Don't forget to catch Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in theaters on August 7!