Snowfall star Damson Idris exclusively on Two Bees TV
The wait for Snowfall is almost over, as the FX series is slated to premiere on Wednesday, February 24th. Damson Idris exclusively appeared on Two Bees TV to discuss recording the highly-anticipated fourth season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our host, Miss2Bees asked the British actor what were some coronavirus-related difficulties he faced during production and he said,
“They create a bunch of guidelines, which kind follow government regulation, big risk factor is someone getting sick because that means they might possibly infect other people. And then you need to shut down, retest everyone, make sure everyone’s good and kind of revamp without that person who got sick. So it was, it was constantly being on our toes and, and hoping that didn’t happen. And at the same time, you know, we’re filming in LA, which is one of the States that was hit the worst. And, um, and it’s various shows that film in LA around us that were being canceled. So we’d come into work everyday, like, Oh my gosh. And it’s, it’s interesting because we started season four in, um, February 2020, and then we, we were filming and we got to episode four and then we stopped and then they were like, yo, come back in two weeks. We’re just going to deal with this little pandemic thing, fast forward, we didn’t get back to work until like October, November. So it really was a process. For us actors, it was making sure that we would stay in character during that time and stay in flow. For producers and writers It was about seeing how we could use this time constructively to make the show even greater than it was supposed to.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Damon Idris reflected on the iconic “brick-by-brick” scene which instantly became a fan-favorite.
True but Franklin came from the dirt literally and changed the game, invited the game, and you got love the hustle combined with smarts he built a million a week empire brick by brick pic.twitter.com/7wRIpIufrJ
— Black Ghost ♊ (@theinfinitypoet) February 16, 2021
“Yeah people are always tagging me in some sort of metaphor to do with that scene. So people don’t even refer to it as Snowfall anymore. They use it with everything. Like if someone had a bad basketball game or, you know, if someone had some bad habits, or a rapper. That’s beautiful, man, I feel like that scene is apart of pop culture now, pop history. And that scene has actually increased the popularity of the show. I know many people who, who said, yeah, I saw that brick by brick scene and I locked in. So You know, so that’s beautiful.”
Check out the full interview below, and join us on Clubhouse (you might see your favorite Snowfall actor or Damson Idris himself) immediately following the two-episode premiere to discuss your takeaways, Black TV series, and the impact of the crack epidemic.