‘Younger Rock’s Lexie Duncan spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about enjoying a ‘mixture’ of women from Dwayne Johnson’s previous.
There’s greater than meets the attention with regards to Kate on Younger Rock, and the brand new NBC comedy collection will proceed to peel again the layers on the lady who’s caught teen Dwayne Johnson’s eye. Lexie Duncan spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife about attending to the basis of Kate’s character so she wouldn’t come throughout as a stereotypical wealthy lady.
“I believe Karen is basically attention-grabbing as a result of I believe you may take a look at a personality like her on a floor degree and simply suppose she’s materialistic and wealthy,” Lexie advised HollywoodLife. “Why is Dwayne desirous to exit along with her? I actually had to have a look at the truth that the viewers ought to need to root for this couple, and there’s a motive that Dwayne likes her. I needed to nearly play towards a few of her traces the place she could be a little imply. She’s simply very sincere, and he or she’s naive. She comes from a well-off background, however there are such a lot of discovery moments all through the season that had been simply actually enjoyable to play out. Teenage Dwayne learns some issues, and I study some issues with out giving an excessive amount of away.”
Kate isn’t based mostly on one explicit lady from Dwayne’s real-life previous. Not having somebody definitive to base her character on was truly releasing for Lexie. “She is definitely an amalgamation and a mixture of a few ladies who Dwayne appreciated or knew in highschool,” Lexie advised HollywoodLife. “That’s additionally the identical with Gabe, his finest good friend. I received to actually simply received to place my spin on what I wished to do along with her and that was nice.”
The actress revealed that Dwayne Johnson, one of many busiest stars on this planet, has been “fairly concerned” within the making of Younger Rock, which is impressed by his life. “He was in all our desk reads, which had been on Zoom,” Lexie mentioned. “He didn’t come to Australia, however he was in all our desk reads. Clearly, it’s Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, so I used to be slightly nervous after I first met him. However, truthfully, he’s such a real, sort person who it goes away so shortly. He’s pretty. It was actually cool to satisfy him.”
Lexie didn’t know a lot about The Rock’s adolescence, however she does bear in mind the primary time she heard about him. “The primary time I bear in mind listening to about Dwayne Johnson, and everybody tells me that is just like the weirdest reminiscence, however I like The Tooth Fairy film. Once I first received the audition or no matter, I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, it’s the man from The Tooth Fairy,‘” she admitted.
Younger Rock filmed primarily in Australia, the place Lexie is from. Whereas in manufacturing, she received to deal with her co-stars Bradley Fixed and Taj Cross to the magic of Australia. “It was fairly cool as a result of we shot the pilot first after which Bradley and I and likewise Taj Cross had about three weeks off as a result of they had been filming a variety of the Hawaii stuff, which we weren’t in, so we received to do a variety of enjoyable issues,” Lexie mentioned. “We went to SeaWorld, we went to the Sunshine Coast, to the seaside. We had a variety of enjoyable. I believe that’s one thing that’s actually totally different about our solid is that we had been away from our households, and we had been significantly submerged with one another. I believe it made being on set really easy and comfy. Bradley and I are like finest associates.”
As for what’s forward on Younger Rock, Lexie teased, “I can’t give away an excessive amount of as to what occurs, however you undoubtedly haven’t seen the final of them [Dwayne and Kate]. There are going to be some extra classes to be discovered and plenty of laughs available within the subsequent coming episodes. The audiences ought to undoubtedly be able to chortle as a result of there’s a variety of enjoyable stuff that occurs. I believe we’re simply actually going to see this relationship develop and see how issues pan out with sure lies and issues like that.” Younger Rock airs Tuesdays at eight p.m. on NBC.