Netflix's 'No Good Nick' is a family comedy that is layered with dark themes of physical violence, trauma, and manipulation.
The show stars Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin as the Thompson family parents. Their two children are played by Kalama Epstein (Jeremy Thompson) and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Molly Thompson).
The protagonist is, of course, the titular Nick — played by Siena Agudong — a con girl who seeks revenge from the Thompsons for ruining her life. The show beautifully unravels the motives behind Nick turning up at the Thompson household as an estranged family member.
However, Epstein's character Jeremy is an overachieving, investigative teen who sees right through Nick's facade.
While the two have a rocky start on the show, off-screen, the friendship between Epstein, Agudong, and Donzis is quite lively.
"We are very close off-screen, and have bonded a bunch through filming season one," Epstein shared in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
"We’ve had a lot of funny moments from out-takes to bloopers, pranks and us just goofing off. We’ve had a lot of funny moments on set, like the time I fell asleep on Nick’s bed during rehearsal, somebody put a fake rat on me, and then Siena tried to scare me awake."
Working with both Hart and Astin was also an 'incredible' experience for Epstein. "They are such amazing people, and getting to work with and learn from them was more than anything I could have wished for."
But the 19-year-old actor has big plans in terms of all the big names in the industry he wants to work with.
When asked where he sees himself in five years, the actor said, "Hopefully, by then, we’ve had a good run on 'No Good Nick', and I’m still getting work as an actor. I also hope I’ve gotten to work with more people I admire like Gareth Evans, Christopher Nolan, Robert Eggers, Ari Aster, Quentin Tarantino, Jeremy Saulnier, Edgar Wright, and a lot more. It’d be an honor to work with these artists in any capacity!"