A Series of Unfortunate Events cast members Malina Weissman and Louis Haynes reveals detail about Presley Smith a.k.a. Sunny. But before anything else here is the list of how the TV series differ from Netflix’ new show.
Difference Between the Series and the Movie
Since the announcement of Daniel Handler’s book adaptation into TV series, fans have been wondering how big the changes will Netflix do to match the dark story to the TV buff’s expectations. Here are the few changes that the series made for the popular story.
According to Vox, one of the most obvious changes in the story is Lemony Snicket’s (Patrick Warburton) involvement in the show. Instead of a pure narration and witty description of the events, Lemony appeared in the scenes. Even before the series started airing, his presence is totally visible.
“Sanctuary… is a word which here means a small, safe place in a troubling world. Like an oasis in a vast desert or an island in a stormy sea.” — Lemony Snicket
Another one is Count Olaf himself. In the book and even in the movie, Olaf’s acting career seems like a side note in the story unlike in the TV series. The same site also noted that even the character’s weird friends are more visible.
Adding on, Uncle Monty seems to be more caring than the book’s description. Unlike his original “personality,” in the series, he listened to the Baudelaire when they told him Stephano is NOT his assistant but someone who’s about to do a bad thing to them.
Last but not the least is the Baudelaire’s banker, Mr. Poe. He is a minor character in the story but in the series, his life is more detailed and he seems to play a much bigger role than what we expect.
Is Sunny a CGI Baby or Not in A Series of Unfortunate Events?
Popsugar had a chat with the stars of Netflix’s new TV series. In the interview, Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Haynes (Klaus Baudelaire) revealed that Sunny is indeed a real baby and not just a CGI effect like what we have all been thinking since day one.
The site curiously asked about the youngest cast member and the two breakout stars are nothing but happy to discuss it. Weissman admitted that she really love Smith and noted that she is also a “really good baby.” The 13-year-old actress even happily called her as “awesome” and “cute.”
“Sometimes when we had to look somewhere, she would look the same place. She was a little actress. Sometimes she would cry.” — Weissman
Meanwhile, Haynes revealed that the production also made a prosthetic baby. However, they tried not to use it frequently as it gets a bit static.
A Series of Unfortunate Events airs in Netflix.
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