Actor Peter Shinkoda Interview (C) 2016 Dan's Movie Report EXCLUSIVE 'Nobu Chats Daredevil!'
valued Dan's Movie Report readers. Once again another exclusive
interview this time from the world of Daredevil on Netflix. The
conversation shifts to the dark side of Hell's Kitchen where I go one
on one with Peter Shinkoda, AKA Nobu. Peter chats about his role on
the highly rated Daredevil series, and gives the fans an inside look
into his thoughts and ideas on his devious, but compelling character.
Ladies and gentlemen, bow before Nobu and pledge your life, it is
time for a verbal beat down haha! Seriously though, Peter is a cool
guy, and has a wealth of Daredevil insight, and acting ability, read
on and find out...
about how the audition process for your Nobu character was, Elodie
mentioned she had no idea who she was auditioning for?
think casting's intention was for actors not to know what they were
reading for. I figured it out quickly. I read a few times and was
offered the part.
character appeared in the very first episode and continues in season
two. What are some of your ideas as to the growth of Nobu and his
connections to The Hand, with the evolution?
all my previous knowledge of Daredevil comics I had a good idea about
what ties Nobu had. How the writers were going to flesh out Nobu and
The Hand was something I dwell on of course, but had no influence
over. When I was asked to return in Season 2, I still had no idea or
input to where the character was going. It's very secretive with
seems the Marvel Netflix universe is as covert as the C.I.A. Were you
asked to evolve Nobu, into more of a master villain in season two?
Chat about your ideas on how he evolved.
Nobu a master villain in season 2 because I haven got to Nobu's
return episode yet and I'm on episode 6! I was definitely not a
master villain in my mind even if I was in someone else's because I
was never informed of anything like that by the production. My
shooting schedule during the final episodes where I'd be working on 2
in a day sometimes with many last minute changes left no room
for any "evolving". I just used my instincts as an actor
and invested everything I could humanly contribute to the material
and I'm very comfortable with the way it all turned out!
gears, the fight sequences in Daredevil are so amazing, chat about
the differences in fighting in a group vs one on one action. Do you
feel you have to accent your moves further in a group?
you, those are kind words! Yes, the fights are spectacular!! Group
fights are simply (no pun intended) more difficult - more
moving parts makes it more dangerous and more complicated when it
comes to continuity.
of danger, any bumps and bruises in Daredevil filming? Share a set
story that you have not spoken about. Looks like you guys really
and working on the fights is thrilling. It was special to just watch
the stunt team do their thing. I can say I really enjoyed witnessing
my amazing stunt double, Micah Karns, getting thrown off a 6 story
building! He's something special that guy. So, many bumps and bruises
pretty much every day of shooting. We spent many consecutive days
shooting the biggest fights, and most mornings it was extremely tough
to get myself into the subway and get to set again for more of the
mentioned your stunt double Micah, chat about the importance of stunt
doubles in Daredevil, and how they were seamlessly integrated into
the fights. Lauren mentioned in her interview that the fights were
rehearsed when the dialogue was being shot for the actors, then
filmed later in the week for the episode. How was your rehearsal
off, Lauren Mary Kim is a beautiful and amazingly skilled stunt
actress who left me speechless watching her work! She is correct in
saying that stunts are aggressively practiced by only the stunt team
beforehand. Actors do not have any rehearsal time except for a few
moments before shooting. Between Charlie, Elodie and I, we learned
our 5 to 6 move "combinations" in the minutes before
shooting them, for the most part.
I know you may not have a clue, but can you chat about your ideas of
The Black Sky, and The Hand for Daredevil, do you think season 3 the
organization will emerge from the shadows more?
I can't chat about those because I have absolutely no idea!
figured, still had to ask. Shifting the focus a bit, was Nobu's
weapon based on your skill set, or based on the character? Same
question with fighting style.
understanding is that the "kyoketsu-shogei" was Stunt
Coordinator Philip Silvera's fantasy weapon that he wanted to
introduce on the show!!! In fact, he told me so. Nobu's fighting
style is a mixture of styles also informed by Philip Silvera and my
stunt double Micah Karns who together design the fights. You really
should ask them!
are your thoughts on the series, how did you enjoy the episodes? Did
you feel more of a connection to the episodes you were in or was it
more like parts of a whole. felt like season 2 was one 13 hour movie.
enjoy the seasons as 13 hour movies myself, and I am an extreme fan
of both seasons so far. I loved season 1 and I love Jon Bernthal as
The Punisher in the first 6 episodes that I've seen in season 2.
Elodie Yung also embodies Elektra exactly the way I envisioned her
since I was a child and Charlie Cox somehow got even better in his
performance as Matt Murdock!!! That praise goes to all the other
actors too! Everybody pulls their weight in every department and the
show looks great. I'm very critical and in my opinion it's up there
with the best of them out there right now.
you Peter for taking time out of your busy schedule to conduct this
exclusive interview. Keep your browsers locked on Dan's Movie Report
for more on Peter later in 2016! In the mean time check out his
official website and social media outlets.