There are many terrible times in the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys. Season 2, which began in September and October 2020, yielded even more of these. Among violence and superpower shows came one scene that not many fans will forget, including the MM character. Learn how Laz Alonso, who represents it, felt about it.
Laz Alonso appears in ‘The Boys’ as MM
Alonso portrayed the character Marvin T. Milk “Mother”, known as MM. MM is a founding member of the Boys, a former Marine who coordinates many of his missions. In season 1, he goes back to Butcher (Carl Urban) and the others despite having a job as a counselor and family to take care of.
In The Boys Season 2, MM is still with the group. He tells Hugh (Jack Quaid) and Starlight more of his backstory, explaining that his father was a lawyer who died trying to bring down Vought’s corpse. Like the others, he has escaped for much of the season.
His character fights a supe called Love Sausage
In Season 2, Episode 6 (titled “The Bloody Doors Off”), the Boys enter Sage Grove, a psychiatric hospital where Vought has been testing Compound V on patients. MM, Frenchie, and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) come across Lamplighter, a former deputy deputy who has worked there, while several patients flee.
While reiterating the past, a patient has escaped what are known as Love Sausage attacks. The character is named for his tent-like pen, which can be used as a weapon. Love Sausage catches MM, almost stripped by the rest of the others trying to help. Kimiko takes care of it, knocking over Love Sausage.
Alonso says he did not know the extent of the scene
“A little eunie told me you didn’t read the fine print when it came to the Love Sausage scene,” moderator Melissa Fumero told PaleyFest NY. Alonso explained that the scene got “bigger and bigger” as the script changed, telling her, “I wasn’t aware of it because I read the first copy, and that didn’t happen in the first pass of the script. ”
He explains that, when his co-stars like Urban, Quaid, and Fukuhara mocked him, he caught on to a manipulative joke, not understanding until it came to a time. “We were all always building on each other,” Alonso said. “I knew that wasn’t happening with Mother’s Milk. And sure enough … ”
The scene included prosthetic as well as visual effects
When asked where it was a therapeutic effect or CGI, Alonso said, “It was a bit of both, the prosthetic, and then Stephan [Fleet, the show’s visual effects supervisor] it tickled me a little and everything in my eyes. You went a little far, bro, ”he told Fleet, who was also part of the debate.
Fleet explained how he had been working with VFX for months on the scene. But he believes the team’s diligent mind is motivated by its own. “Everyone brings a thousand percent to a position. So I feel like I need to too. At the end of the day, it was a huge action scene, ”he said, adding,“ I never thought it was going to be this big meme. ”
The Boys The PaleyFest NY quarter 2 debate will air on October 22, 2020, at 8pm EST on the Paley Channel Yahoo Entertainment.