Disney+  Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Stars Teases Fan-Favorite Tunnel of Love Sequence

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) and Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries) discussed their enthusiasm for bringing Rick Riordan's iconic series to life on screen.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians is preparing for its Disney+ debut and fans are highly anticipated. Recently at the virtual press conference, the series’ main cast teased one of the beloved moments from Rick Riordan’s original series—the Tunnel of Love scene.

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) and Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries) discussed their enthusiasm for bringing Rick Riordan’s iconic series to life on screen.

Walker Scobell expressed particular excitement about the Tunnel of Love scene, considering it one of his favorite moments. He emphasized its role in establishing relationship dynamics for the rest of the series. Jeffries echoed this sentiment, highlighting the scene’s significance in showcasing the evolving chemistry and intensity of the characters’ friendship.

Walker Scobell: "There's a lot of great moments in the show. I think one of my favorite moments is in the Tunnel of Love. Kind of a basic answer, but I think it really kind of sets up the relationship for the rest of the series."
Leah  Jeffries: “I actually agree with what he said in the Tunnel of Love because I think that's really when you can start to see the chemistry and the intenseness of how the friendship is building into it, basically—If that makes sense.”
Leah  Jeffries: “Because, like, you know, definitely at first Annabeth and Percy were like enemies almost to each other. One is being like joking with the others. Like, 'Stop doing that, please.' That's really built the character and stuff. When it was in the Tunnel of Love, that's what made them realize, like, oh, 'this person is not so bad.' And you know, you're not so bad either.”

The actors, clearly passionate about Riordan’s original work, also shared their thoughts on bringing the legendary Camp Half-Blood to the screen.

Leah  Jeffries: “It was like, 'No, we specifically want this.' Like that one piece of bark is red or something like that... It was very surreal... When they were first like, 'Okay, we're gonna bring you the Camp Half-Blood,' I was like, 'Okay, cool.' And when I went there, I walked out feeling like I actually lived in that book.”

Scobell described the experience as surreal, having imagined it for years. Jeffries praised the production’s attention to detail, noting that it brought the book to life in a way she had not seen before.

Walker Scobell: “I was gonna say, I think it was really surreal. I guess that's the only way to put it. But, um, it's just really weird being there, you know, because you've been imagining it for so long. And finally getting to see it…”
Leah  Jeffries: “I've never seen people bring something that was... written out to live so good. I've never seen somebody bring so much detail from a book... everything in the book was literally like, it came out [of the book]. It wasn't like, 'Oh, well, maybe we should change that a little bit.'”

While discussing the adaptation process, the cast emphasized their dedication to staying true to the source material, aiming to vividly bring Riordan’s world to life. Scobell, who has been reading the books since third grade, expressed joy at the opportunity to film stories he had cherished for years.

“Well, for me, I've been reading the books since third grade. And it's been really great to be able to experience filming the books I've read since I was in third grade… I've read the book seven times…”

Beyond the teased Tunnel of Love sequence, the upcoming series promises to deliver other iconic moments. These include Percy’s confrontation with Ares and the highly anticipated encounter with Hades.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the depiction of Mount Olympus and the thrones of the Gods. With the premiere just around the corner, Percy Jackson enthusiasts can finally witness the magic and adventure unfolding on Disney+ starting 20th December 2023.

Also read: Disney+ Percy Jackson Season 1 Unveils Episodes Schedule and Season 2 Anticipation

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