Lucian Perez is joining the DC universe for his film debut. He stars in the long awaited sequel Wonder Woman 1984, which is being released today! Now in theaters and on HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 sees the return of Wonder Woman herself, Diana Prince. It’s the 1980s and she’s come into her full powers, but Wonder Woman is keeping a low profile as she’s saving the world.
Soon, Diana must square off against Maxwell Lord and the villainess Cheetah. In the movie, Lucian plays Alistair who is connected to Maxwell Lord, played by Pedro Pascal. How, you ask? You’ll have to watch the movie for yourself! YEM spoke with Lucian Perez about being a part of the year’s biggest movie release. *SPOILER WARNING*
Young Entertainment Mag: How did you first get into acting?
Lucian Perez: My parents are both actors and when I was 3, I did a commercial with my dad and sister. I remember it was so much fun because my sister and I were sitting on the couch drawing mustaches on my dad’s face on a Samsung Note and we were just cracking up the whole time. Plus, there was lots of candy at craft services.
YEM: What’s it like to be a part of a superhero movie like Wonder Woman 1984?
Lucian: It’s really unbelievable. I still can’t believe it. I feel so lucky and honored to be in this movie in particular, because I love Wonder Woman.
YEM: Tell us more about your character Alistair.
Lucian: Alistair is a kid who loves his dad more than anything. He wants to be loved and paid attention to, like most kids do, and wishes he could spend more time with his dad.
YEM: In Wonder Woman 1984, Alistair’s father is the villain Maxwell Lord. How is Alistair affected by his father’s greed?
Lucian: Alistair doesn’t really know what’s going on with his dad, but he knows he doesn’t have time for him, which makes him sad and hurt. He sees his dad having problems and he wishes he could fix it.
YEM: Maxwell Lord capitalizes on giving people what they want. How does Wonder Woman 1984 portray that getting what you want isn’t always a good thing?
Lucian: I think “WW84” shows that if you only think about what you want, without thinking about how it can affect other people, it can lead to a lot of problems and end up hurting a lot of people, including yourself.
YEM: What do you think Alistair really wants from his father?
Lucian: Attention and love.
YEM: What was it like working with Pedro Pascal who portrays Maxwell Lord?
Lucian: Mind blowing!! I’m glad “The Mandalorian” wasn’t released yet because I think I would’ve been even more nervous than I was. I hadn’t seen his other shows cause they’re not very kid friendly, so when I met him I just thought he was a super cool actor. He was so nice to me, and funny, and I loved watching him work and learning from him.
YEM: Were you a fan of the DC Universe before joining the Wonder Woman 1984 cast? Do you have a favorite DC superhero?
Lucian: Yes, definitely. Besides Wonder Woman, who I really do love because she stands for love and truth, my favorite would be the Flash, because I think it’s super cool to be that fast.
YEM: What’s a favorite memory you have of being on set of Wonder Woman 1984?
Lucian: My favorite memory is my last day of shooting. When I was wrapped, they brought me up on a platform where Gal was doing some wire work, and Patty called out that I was wrapped, and there were tons of people there, and I felt so happy, but also wanted to stay and film 100 more days. It’s an experience I’ll always remember.
YEM: How have you been able to keep your craft alive during this time?
Lucian: During the shutdown, I tried to stay creative by watching a lot of movies and shows, and I would also make videos with my sisters at home. I also read, play guitar, and have still been taping a lot of auditions from home.