THE TWIN DILEMMA
Ruby Cruz is Kit and Dempsey Bryk is Airk
The big question… We know Kit and Airk are Sorsha’s kids. Is Madmartigan their dad? Dempsey Bryk:
I don’t know if we can say but we’re on the spot… I’ll tell you. It’s their kids.
What’s the relationship like between the two twins? Bryk:
I think that there’s always a sibling rivalry, but then also a profound closeness in a crazy world. Everybody wants something from them, so much is expected of them and the only person they can really connect with is each other.
Ruby Cruz: Aside from Kit’s best friend, Jade, he’s definitely the closest person she has, and has been her rock through a lot of growing up. Obviously they’re teenagers and that’s an interesting, difficult time for young people, but also, I think as royalty there are responsibilities. Kit sort of feels that responsibility heavy on her shoulders, whereas Eric is more of a loose cannon.
You were all put through a rigorous boot camp before shooting. What was that like? Bryk:
It was phenomenal and a dream come true. We were horseback riding and swordfighting in Wales – it was absolutely crazy. For as long as I can remember, I had a dream of doing my own stunts. I’m really proud of the action and so much of it was practical, which was in keeping with the original movie.
Cruz: I think it definitely woke something up in me, this idea that it was really rewarding to put all of yourself into something and just express yourself with your body. Physicalising like that was really cool.
We heard that it was also a very wet shoot? Cruz:
Yeah, confirmed. I mean, it’s Wales, it’s very rainy there, and sometimes it wouldn’t be rainy enough. They would bring in rain machines, so even on a sunny day, it was too sunny. It’s never going to be rainy enough for Willow.