Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ramin Karimloo And Sierra Boggess Talk LOVE NEVER DIES

I'm happy to post this link and share it with my readers. It's a wonderful interview with Ramin and Sierra talking about the story and the character changes in Love Never Dies.

I thought it fit well with this blog since I've been dissecting the characters one by one to see what makes them tick in the sequel. It is, as they state too, a psychological in-depth story that continues their lives from the original version examining the repercussions and consequences of their former choices.

Kudos to both of them for their wonderful portrayals, as well as for Joseph Millson and the other stars of the show.

Ramin Karimloo And Sierra Boggess Talk LOVE NEVER DIES 2010/04/19

The Phantom's Student

1 comment:

nicky said...

Hi! Thanks for the link to the interview w Ramin and Sierra. The part where they explain the change in the characters is quite illuminating. I must say, I never thought of it that way. People have complained that the characters are way too different now, and I tended to agree before. But after reading that, I guess 10 years IS a lot of time for a person to change.

However, I don't agree with Sierra that the original POTO characters were two-dimensional. Well, maybe Christine and Raoul. But the Phantom??? Never.

I'm one of those people who think a sequel isn't a good idea (and I think the title 'Love Never Dies' sucks). But neither am I one of those people who curse ALW to the deepest circles of Hell for writing it. One of the biggest reasons 'haters' are against this is because they say it completely ruins the original. I understand where they're coming from. But I myself have more faith in the original than that. I think no matter how bad this sequel turns out to be, it won't ever be enough to ruin the original POTO.

Anyway, just wanted to get that out of my system. :) I have a question for you, though. In one review I read, the critic says audiences sympathized with the Phantom in POTO because he was a poor, lonely outcast in hiding. In LND, it's hard to feel sympathy for him now that he's a powerful and successful figure at the top of his game. Do you agree with that? I'd like to know because it's highly unlikely I'll ever get to see this show and come to my own conclusions.

Also, why do you think the Phantom would want to run a freak show? Does that make sense to you? He's the last person I'd expect to do such a thing.

Thank you!