“Obviously, we’re going to deal with some very topical issues and some very sensitive issues, and walking that tightrope of not glorifying, but also expressing in a way that is real,” she said. “So, not shying away from the language, not tiptoeing around that I think is important.”
The first instance of Stormfront’s racism is targeted against Kimiko’s brother, Kenji, portrayed by actor Abraham Lim, and Cash explained the preparation that went into filming the scene.
“Obviously, everybody has got to read the script,” she said. “The people who I have worked with who I had to say those things to, there was absolutely a moment on the day where it’s just like ‘I’m so sorry, this is tough. Like, is this cool?’
“They’ve read the script, it’s not like an out of sequence that they’re just jumping into. They know hopefully what is happening so they’ve also signed on for that and they’re like ‘it’s fine.’
“But, you know, it doesn’t mean it’s not uncomfortable as a human, but I also think unfortunately people who don’t look like me hear those things quite often.
“And for me not to say that when I’m playing someone who believes those things, would do a disservice to the trauma that people suffer hearing those things all the time. So hopefully it’s in service to a bigger conversation.”
The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke added that the writers had wanted to explore the “issues of white nationalism”, as its something that has featured prominently in the real-world news cycle.
Season two of the hit series began yesterday on Amazon Prime Video, with the first three episodes made available for subscribers to stream.