Living the Pirate Life
We chat to Dylan Playfair who plays new VK Gil!
Hi Dylan! Tell us about Gil – what are the similarities and differences between you guys?
Probably the biggest difference between Gil and I is our ability to Pirate. Gil’s a much better pirate than Dylan. Sword fighting, swashbuckling, sea ship living, he does it all really well... I like to be on boats with my friends too but that is as close as I have ever been to being a pirate.
Do you think you could be a pirate in real life?
100%, just because I am. Or one now does not mean I cannot be one in the future... it is possible. I also have some friends I am pretty sure would join
my crew, so I am halfway there. What was it like being one of the new kids on set?
I was a bit nervous to join a cast that already had such close relationships, but we were welcomed like family and that is the way the set felt during the whole shoot. It was really great. Was taking on a musical a challenge? It was one of the most exciting and difficult challenges of my career! We rehearsed for two full months and the boot camp got us into amazing dance/ battle shape. I am very proud of the work we all put into D2.
What’s your favourite musical number from D2?
It is hard to pick one! ‘ It’s GoingDown’ had some great dance moves and story elements with some major climactic moments in the film so I’ll go with that one! Before you landed the role of Gil, had you seen Descendants? Did you have a favourite character? I had watched Descendants before auditioning for the sequel and I think my favourite character Ben... Dylan used was King hockey to be a Hope is just player Mitch still and charming not enjoys playing too ice hockey to love! He is a in his free time! great dude too.