When he’s not busy being mysterious and emotionally unavailable to Hanna on “Pretty Little Liars,” actor Tyler Blackburn is fulfilling a childhood dream of playing Peter Pan in a retelling of the J.M. Barrie-authored classic. “Wendy” is a new web series, which you can watch on Facebook, brought to you by the same company behind “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
MTV News caught up with Tyler recently to talk about what it takes to play a darker version of Peter Pan, and what he enjoyed most about playing one of his favorite characters from childhood.
“The character of Pete is very—he’s mysterious and he’s dark, so I think I had that going on in my head,” Tyler explained when asked how he channeled his inner bad boy. “And there’s a certain body language and facial expressions that go with that. He doesn’t do anything bad, he just has that edginess to him.
“I think parents will enjoy it too,” he added. “Peter Pan is such a classic [character]. That’s my favorite Disney movie. When I was a kid that was my favorite, so when I got this I was like, ’No way!’ But I think parents will like it too. It’s very modest in a lot of ways but still edgy. I think it’s a really solid piece of work.”
Can’t get enough of Tyler via your computer and/or television? If you live in San Francisco, New York City, or Paramus, New Jersey, you just might have a chance to see the heartthrob in person. Visit the “Wendy” Facebook page for more details on his appearances, September 24, 30 and October 1.
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