Alfonso Herrera plays a key part in “Ozark.” The beloved Netflix series has just released its last season, showing the end of the story of the Byrde family. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Herrera discussed an unexpected twist in his character’s story, and some of his future projects, which include Zack Snyder’s awaited “Rebel Moon.”
In the interview, Herrera discussed how much he enjoyed going against people’s expectations. His character, Javi Elizondro, is introduced as one of the main antagontists for the Byrde family, only to abruptly meet his end at the season premiere. “I loved how they didn’t cut to a different frame. It was presented very straightforwardly, but it was very, very shocking. At the screening in New York, the reaction was really great, and that’s when I knew that it worked out very well,” he said.
Herrera also discussed his involvement with another exciting Netflix project, the film “Rebel Moon,” directed by Zack Snyder. “[Snyder is] a director that has revolutionized cinema. He has created important projects for the industry and the world. I mean, who hasn’t seen Zack Snyder’s films? Who hasn’t been excited to go to the movies to see a Zack Snyder film? He’s a cultural reference in many ways, so I’m very excited to share a set with him and to work with him and with his team,” he said.
“Rebel Moon” is a science fiction film, having fun with all of the trappings of the genre, something that Herrera finds exciting. “I don’t know how much I am allowed to say, but I am very excited. Right now, I am in the process of doing everything that an actor requires in order to start their first day of shooting, such as makeup tests, costume fittings and all of that. So we are in the process of that, and I am very excited to be a part of this amazing saga,” he said.
If succesful, “Rebel Moon” is meant to kickstart a franchise, creating a universe that can be expanded on with different stories. The idea for the film started off a decade ago, as a pitch for a film belonguing to the “Star Wars” universe, with a darker edge to it. While the pitch never came to fruition, years later, it got reworked and picked up by Netflix.
“Rebel Moon” co-stars Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Jena Malone, and more. The film started production this past week.