Umbrella Academy : Tom Hopper explains how the body of Luther was created

Luther, the character played by the actor Tom Hopper in Umbrella Academy, stands out from other super-hero of the series by his imposing stature and his arms surdĂ©veloppĂ©s. How have they given up this pace ? Luther Hargreeves is the elder and leader of the six remaining members of the Umbrella Academy. Child, he develops super strength. He finds himself badly injured during a mission gone awry. To save him, Sir Reginald decides to administer him with a strange serum. Luther wakes up and discovers that his body has been transformed : it now has the torso and arms of a gorilla. At the request of his father, he left Earth to begin a four-year mission on the Moon. Has the death of the billionaire, he is back in his hometown. The other members of the Umbrella Academy discover at this occasion its new look. In the comics, Luther aka Spaceboy is injured during a mission to Mars and to the rescue, Sir Reginald places his head on the body of a gorilla. This is the actor Tom Hopper, seen in Black Sails, and Game of Thrones, was chosen to lend his features. With his 1m96, the British had already the required size… but not the muscles non-standard Luther. It has first of all followed, at the request of the team of Netflix, an intensive program to take in the mass : “I threw myself into this challenge, and they decided at the last moment that it was no longer going to do it and that I had to wear a costume. I told them : “I ate 15 meals a day to get there ! “It was funny, because I was long said to take it easy on the exercises to move the castings, and then I would never have been able to do it”, he revealed to Her . Capture d'screen To reach the result that we know, Tom Hopper explained to the Express.uk that the team had to create two combinations-to-measure, made up of fake muscles. Everything had to be fairly malleable so that the character can move around without any discomfort in the fight scenes. In episode 7, Luther goes to a nightclub rather drunk, he does not realize that he is dancing shirtless in the middle of the crowd. This is the first time that the viewer sees without his trench coat, and he discovers his huge muscles hairy : “It was one of the scenes hard to shoot because I was sweating like an ox”. Between the two scenes, the actor is obliged to spend a blow dryer. See this publication on Instagram II BLOW. DRY. II #behindthescenes #ep1 A publication shared by emmy.raver.lampman (@emmyraver) on 25 Feb. 2019 at 9 :32 am PST To Christopher Hargadon, the costume designer of the series, and the actor, the work on the combinations has not been an easy case. Tom Hopper did not want to repeat the experience Game of Thrones and end up in a suit huge and disproportionate to its head. “To avoid this effect we’ve dressed up with a jacket open and we’ve cleared the neck,” revealed Hargadon at Digital Dot . Costume or not costume, the musculature of Tom Hopper feeds all the conversations. A account of Instagram dedicated to his arms, has even been created…

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