The actor, 27, who rose to fame following his appearance in the second series of White Lotus as Jack, spoke about his experience on this month’s show. GQ hype.
Leo’s character, Dexter, spends the night with Emma on her last night of college and the series follows their relationship on the same date for the next 20 years.
The two come in and out of each other’s lives, mainly due to the difficulty Emma has with Dexter’s personality change after achieving a low level of fame.
At the time, Dexter is battling his mother’s terminal illness and one scene shows him arriving late at his family’s house after a night of cocaine-fueled partying.
One Day star Leo Woodall has become an overnight success following his portrayal of Dexter Mayhew alongside Ambika Mod’s Emma Morley in the Netflix series.
Dexter’s mother, Alison (Essie Davis), tells him some truths about the person he has become after getting drunk and falling asleep in his childhood bedroom.
After his visit, his father Stephen (Tim McInnerny) drops him off at the station and talks to him about his recent behavior.
Speaking about the scene, Leo told the publication: “It was f***ing scary to film it.” You don’t even see the worst of this. There were shots where, from ‘Action!’ He just wiped me out. It was like there was a tiger in the car.’
Leo admitted that after filming the show he agrees that his character Dexter can be a ‘t**t’, because of the way he treats the people who love him.
He said: “I know they say don’t judge a character, but in hindsight I can say it’s up the ass.” He is getting a little more fame, he is enjoying it, but there is a small part of him that is convincing himself that he is enjoying it.”
Since the show launched on Netflix last Thursday, it has remained at number one on the online streaming platform in 33 countries.
Its initial success is compared to Sally Rooney’s adaptation Normal People, which follows Marianne Sheridan (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell Waldron (Paul Mescal) as they enter and exit each other’s lives in similar ways.
However, Leo has insisted that he does not want the two coming-of-age dramas to be compared.
The actor, 27, who rose to fame after his appearance in the second season of White Lotus as Jack, spoke about his experience in this month’s GQ Hype.
He said: “Normal People was a masterpiece, but I don’t think it’s all that comparable.” It’s something unique, it was filmed so beautifully. I don’t want to be compared to that.
‘One Day has a comedy aspect, but then it turns dark, it swings. We’ll see if it has the effect of erasing my anonymity like it did with Paul Mescal. I hope that’s not the case, but I really want the show to do well.”
It came shortly after Ambika detailed her first meeting with Leo before being cast as beloved Dex and Em.
The actress, 29, spoke about the ‘close bond’ she formed with Leo while filming the adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel.
Talking about the Reign with Josh Smith On the podcast, Ambika revealed that there was an immediate connection between the two actors, as she described their “playful” reading, which she says is “really weird.”
For this reason, there had to be a believable connection that was reflected on screen between the two stars who play the characters.
Detailing their first meeting, Ambika said: “I met Leo at chemistry readings and he was the second Dexter I’d read with. He’s so cheeky and charming. He was so open and warm straight away and it felt so easy, the scenes came together. They felt really funny and I think that’s really weird.
“That was really half the battle because I think if it had been done wrong, it would have been a lot harder.” You just can’t fake those things and I’m very grateful to have had an actor like Leo.”
Ambika went on to explain how important it was to her that she and Leo were going through the same type of life-changing role for their first time together.
Leo’s character Dexter spends the night with Emma on her last night of college and the series follows their relationship on the same date for the next 20 years (pictured in One Day).
He had previously played Doctor Shruti in This Might Hurt, while Leo had played Cockney Jack in the second series of the HBO hit White Lotus.
Neither had taken on major leading roles yet and it was the first time both actors had taken on such a large undertaking.
She said: ‘We were both going through something very, very similar. This was much bigger than anything either of us had done before and I think we both felt the same way about the company.
“I just remember, especially at the beginning of filming, that it was quite overwhelming and a huge responsibility, not only because of the size of the roles and the size of the project, but also because the book and the characters are so beloved. and we definitely felt that.” .
Explaining how they would support each other, he said: “We were both very open when we were struggling, when we felt like things weren’t right.”
“I remember, maybe I was more outspoken than him, but I came out of every scene saying, ‘Oh, I’m a fucking shitty actor, I should quit.'” I hate myself right now.’
“And he was always very supportive of that, and I hope vice versa.” “It was nice to have someone like that because as an actor you might not always have that.”
Its early success is being compared to the Sally Rooney adaptation Normal People, which follows Marianne Sheridan (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell Waldron (Paul Mescal) as they enter and exit each other’s lives in a similar way.