Cowboy Bebop: In an interview with Comic Book, actress Eden Perkins detailed her role in Cowboy Bebop, a series recently launched by Netflix, and commented on how it was to bring to life the iconic character of the original anime, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV, also known as Ed Radical.
Although Ed is part of the main quintet of the Cowboy Bebop anime, his participation in the series was significantly reduced, with the character content to be mentioned only in the sixth episode and showing up in the last chapter of the live-action, when she basically guest-starred. part. However, actress Eden Perkins revealed that she felt a special moment in giving life to the child prodigy and said she was grateful for the casting.
“Ed is an amazing character. She’s incredibly lively and brings energy wherever she goes. Looking at all the scenes in Ed’s anime, she’s so cool. She’s an amazing character, I really can relate to her, and it was so , so incredibly exciting to be cast in this role,” commented Perkins. “I’m so excited about people getting to know Ed, she’s such a cool character. Even though there’s only one scene, she has a lot of personality, and I think that’s really cool. I’m really excited for people to meet Ed in the future and see how she is.”
In addition, the actress detailed her experience on the film set, from using the character’s complete costume to acting alongside John Cho, interpreter of the protagonist Spike. “When I finally got to actually be on set, it was amazing. It was just one night of shooting. It was amazing. The sets are so, so cool and at night it’s like a completely different atmosphere,” Perkins said.
So far, Cowboy Bebop has racked up a bitter 53% average on Rotten Tomatoes, being criticized for not living up to the emotion of the original material. With mixed reception, it’s not yet confirmed whether the Netflix series will return for a second season, so it remains to be seen from the studio.
Cowboy Bebop, created by Christopher L. Yost, is available in ten episodes on Netflix.