Last Airbender’s Live-Action Iroh Actor Has High Praise For Co-Stars
The young talent featured in Netflix’s upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender series has been praised by actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. The live-action Avatar adaptation was first revealed by the popular streaming service in 2018.
The show follows the dangerous quest of twelve-year-old Aang to fulfil his destiny as the current Avatar; and bring peace to a war-torn world, based on the original Nickelodeon animated series of the same name. Following the series’ conclusion in 2008, it has profited from the advent of streaming services; which has helped it reach a wider audience and rekindled interest.
Following the departure of original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko due to creative disputes last year; Netflix hired Albert Kim to serve as Avatar’s new showrunner. Despite considerable fan pessimism about the leadership transition, the show has progressed past the development stage; with production on Avatar: The Last Airbender now underway.
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who plays Zuko’s wise uncle Iroh; praised the praises of every young actor chosen to feature in the live-action adaption in a Livestream ahead of his first day of production. He expresses his delight at being a part of it, adding that correct representation was crucial and that casting seems to have been well considered.
When characterizing the impressions made on him by his co-stars; he uses words like “reveal” and “crafted.” Below is Lee’s complete remark about the show and its brilliant cast:
“When you see a wall of faces that look like your own, it’s amazing and with something like Airbender, you can’t go any other way. There’s that deep consideration when it comes to casting and everybody that’s up on that wall too, it’s not just because of the color of their skin.
They’re all accomplished actors, it’s incredible. Gordon Cormier who’s playing Aang, he is a revelation. The actress Kiawentiio who plays Katara, is a crafted actress. Ian Ousley who’s playing Sokka, he’s going to steal every scene he’s in. And Dallas Liu playing Zuko, I am so looking forward to working with him. We had a rehearsal today and he just blew me away.