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Gijs Blom got role in Netflix series creators without having met

The large children’s series The Letter for the King on Friday which is seen is not only based on the Letter for the King, but also has an important role Gijs Blom. The 23-year-old actor tells NU.nl he met the newly-makers when he arrived on the set in New Zealand.

The large children’s series The Letter for the King on Friday which is seen is not only based on the Letter for the King, but also has an important role Gijs Blom. The 23-year-old actor tells NU.nl he met the newly-makers when he arrived on the set in New Zealand.

Blom, known for films like Boys and Painkillers, was originally auditioned for the role of Prince Iridian. “That now works often through self tapes, ‘” the actor explains. “From home with a friend I could record a video. Usually, though you never do anything.”

This time was different. Blom was indeed declined, but was asked shortly afterwards if he wanted to Skype with the director. “I was quite confused,” he says. “They also sent me straight four scripts.”

The director showed him the eye for a different role: Viridian, the power-hungry brother Prince. “The big villain of the story,” says Blom. “A lot nicer role. It seemed to me a very interesting challenge.”

“They were already in New Zealand ‘

First, however, had to be made a new video. “They were then already in New Zealand, so they quickly had to cut through a knot. They said they would let anything within 24 hours to know, but it was a thrilling seven days, haha. I ended everyone a month later meets only when I flew myself there. ”

The Letter for the King to explore new avenues in relation to the original story. There are more storylines and fantasy elements play an important role. “I’ve never been afraid of the book that we would do no honor,” says Blom. “At the same time it is not one-to-one retold. The aim is to tell this story to a new generation.”

“Project Size does not matter to me ‘

Blom has now face a new major title on his resume. The Battle of the Scheldt with a budget of fourteen million one of the biggest Dutch films ever.

“The size of the project I really do not matter at all,” says the actor who recently also took the smaller scale Dead & Beautiful. “If it’s a nice role and the value story, do I really want to join.”

Blom broke through in 2014 with roles in various youth dramas. Boys earned him a Golden Calf nomination. Later he played the lead role in the series 4Jim. Currently he is in the third year of the Amsterdam Theater. The Letter for the King is his first English-language role.

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