Firefly Lane Season 2 reprise lifelong best friends Tully and Kate’s lives, facing the ultimate test of their friendship and the path to sustain the other relationships in their lives. One of these features Danny Diaz, a cocky sportscaster turned reporter who has crackling chemistry with Tully, as described by Deadline in his presentation. We at Survived The Shows had the pleasure of chatting with Ignacio Serricchio about his experience on Firefly Lane Season 2 and what fans can expect from Danny Diaz. Check out the full interview in the video below!
What’s been the main element in Danny’s character and the show in general that fascinates you the most and drew you to join Firefly Lane?
IGNACIO SERRICCHIO: I would say the first thing, the first factor that drew me to the show is the creator and the head writer Maggie [Friedman]. We’ve worked before on another show called Witches of East End and I just adore her and when the opportunity came it was a lot easier to make this decision and then I I know the show came with a really good reputation, the book had a lot of followers, a lot of fans and it contained a lot of characteristics that I was attracted to.
Where it’s light, it’s comedic at times, it’s very heavy and very real and it dealt with relationships and the back and forth of them. And also, you know, I love the arc that was presented to me for my character. With Katie Heigel’s character, with Tully. I thought it would be a great opportunity to really have a nice tell, a really nice story between these two. There’s a back and forth of of like it would say power in the relationship and they’re both very ego mania. They’re egomaniacs and that gets in the way. They’re both very hard-headed. It explores certain parts of the human condition that I find fascinating, which is our ego and how our ego can get us into trouble and can even prevent us from being happy and taking risks.
Firefly Lane presents well-shaped characters and actual relatable storylines for the audience. In your opinion, where are you and your character most similar and where are you two most different in real life?
I think we’re similar in [the way that] I’m an older version of me. Me 10 years ago is very similar to [Danny] where he would use more comedy as a defense mechanism, sarcasm, and maybe not to be a little bit scared of truly expressing his emotions and feelings. So that’s the older me. I’m very different now. And where we differ? Might be that. He beats around the bush, he goes around in circles. And the new me now, Ignacio from now, finds him very frustrating and very complicated and just kind of wishes he was a little bit more honest with himself.
For all the fans that are looking forward to this season of Firefly Lane, how would you describe it if you had just like 3 words?
It’s relatable. It’s captivating, and it’s melancholic
What’s been the biggest challenge for you in portraying Danny Diaz?
I think it was working with those different layers that he had, hiding his true feelings, but also being respectful to himself and also setting limits for himself. Which is something that I struggled with in my own life where you try to please everybody and then you forget about yourself a little bit and you don’t set your limits.
So it was interesting to watch him through, go through that and be able to apply what I’ve learned and also learn from him as I was playing him, which is the best thing about taking on characters that you always, at least for me, I always try to learn something from all of them, something that I can apply in my, in my, in my life. Because I think that’s the beauty of it, right? You’re taking on a different person and what better than to learn?
If you had the chance to play any other character on the show, apart from Danny, which character would you choose and why?
It’s a very good question – Which character would I choose? I think I would choose Tully. Tully is a very, very, very, very flawed character and just very complete, so sure of herself and at the same time so vulnerable and sensitive. I guess I think of her because I can relate to [her] a lot. But if I had to pick someone completely different from her? I didn’t get to see much of the other characters enough to be able to really to [chose one].
The interview with Ignacio Serricchio was edited for lenght and clarity. Watch the full video interview at the top of the article!
Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1 premieres December 2 on Netflix!
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