[Interview] Aya Cash and Colby Minifie for THE BOYS

Recently, Nightmarish Conjurings had the opportunity to be part of a special “Girls Get It Done” Virtual Press Day, a play on the in-word experience of “Vought’s” own press day from episode 202 of THE BOYS. During the event, we had the chance to interview the amazing womxn featured on the show and talk with them about their kickass characters. In this particular interview, I spoke with Aya Cash (Stormfront) and Colby Minifie (Ashley Barrett) about their differing approaches to dealing with the superhero man-child known as Homelander.

Season Two saw the introduction of Stormfront, a superhero with her own dark and disturbing past who joins The Seven and forms a unique dynamic with Homelander, as both a rival and a lover. “Stormfront’s relationship obviously changes throughout the season,” explains Cash. “They start almost as adversaries and she’s there to fuck with him and then she’s there to fuck him.” Cash continues on to say how her character “moves quickly into a different sort of relationship [with Homelander]” in order to “get him on her side” and “use him for her own agenda.” But it’s not all about complete dominance over Homelander. “She does actually care about him.” Cash states.

Aya Cash and Colby Minifie for THE BOYS

However, the same can’t be said for Ashley, played by Colby Minifie, who gives one of the most energetic performances of the series. Originally set in the role as the Director of Talent Relations for Vought International, Ashley then moved up to Senior Vice President of Hero Management after the death of Madelyn Stillwell. “Ashley has a really complicated relationship with Homelander in that her job is to try to manage him and he does not want to be managed and he could kill her at any second,” explains Minifie. “So she’s kind of running up against a brick wall constantly and, in that way, she is living in fear for her life every day and the stress takes its toll.”

Minifie also described how her energetic/hyper personality also helped in acting alongside the cast, especially Homelander. “The actors on the show are so good that it’s not that hard to just respond to them, I don’t have to do much, I just have to respond,” explains Minified. “Especially with somebody like Homelander, Antony Starr is so good that he scares the shit out of me playing his character. I just have to look into his eyes and I’m there, I’m there.”

Synopsis: On the run from the law, hunted by the Supers, the Boys desperately try to regroup and fight back against Vought in a more intense, more insane Season 2. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The second season of THE BOYS is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. For more on the series, check out our review here.

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