‘His Dark Materials’ Cast Compares Lyra To Greta Thunberg: “We Shouldn’t Underestimate Children” – Ccxp

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‘His Dark Materials’ Cast Compares Lyra To Greta Thunberg: “We Shouldn’t Underestimate Children” – Ccxp
Actors Ruth Wilson and Clarke Peters took the dais at Ccxp to talk about HBO fantasy drama His Dark Materials, based on the best-selling novels by Philip Pullman. The two went into detail about their characters and how it has been like working on such an ambitious story about Dafne Keen’s Lyra, who, after searching for her kidnapped friend, uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

Keen wasn’t able to attend the panel and sent a message of thanks via a video before the actors talked about the show, which tackles intense and heavy topics and themes is just as relevant to children as it is to adults. “We shouldn’t underestimate children,” said Peters. He references a quote that says “Out of the mouths of babes comes truth.”

He adds, “With [His Dark Materials], there are mature themes. If discussed in front of children,
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