‘Party of Five’ star Brandon Larracuente says 'relatability' factor sets reboot apart from the original series
Brandon told MEAWW that one of the things that are really true to Emilio is that he's not afraid and that's also one of the aspects of him that he can relate with
Brandon Larracuente who essays Emilio Acosto in Freeform’s ‘Party of Five’ recently met with MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) for an exclusive interview, during which he spoke at length about his role in Freeform's family drama, how it stands different from the original series and also teased us with what awaits in the upcoming episodes.
Ever since the reboot for Fox’s hit series was first ordered, a lot of comparisons were drawn between the original and its latest version. When asked what sets reboot apart from the original series, Brandon explained, “Well, I think it's a bit more timely than the original because it does deal with the immigration process and whatnot.”
“Now parents can kind of relate to this story because the parents are just as involved in this storyline as the kids are. So, anybody from the age of one to one hundred who watches the show can relate to some type of character because there's relatability for everybody who watches it,” he further added.
Reflecting on his character in the series and the extent to which he can relate with it, Brandon told MEAWW, "I think one of the things that are really true to Emilio is that he's not afraid, maybe not at first, to be the leader. He's not afraid to be different, and that's kind of where I relate to him. All my life I have liked to believe that I play a leadership role among either my close friends of peers and that's one that Emilio isn't afraid to kind of dive into or sink his teeth into.”
Now that the series is the second half of the season, viewers are expecting to witness any of kind development in the characters. Talking about the same Brandon told MEA “Definitely each character will go through their own battles”, refraining from revealing the spoilers or giving away too much.
‘Party of Five’ airs on Wednesdays on Freeform.