By Neely Bardwell
Today marks the premiere of the highly anticipated Season 2 of Reservation dogs on Hulu.
D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai (Bear Smallhill), Paulina Alexis (Willie Jack) and Lane Factor (Cheese), also known as ‘Rez Dogs’ have joined the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon for a interview Monday, August 1.
“Do people say ‘well, you act like your character? because you kind of act like your character,” he asked.
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“That’s what I love about the show because we all play ourselves,” Paulina Alexis told her. “They wanted rez kids, they got rez kids.”
The three actors also joined hello america for an interview on Monday morning.
“It’s like my dream show,” said Alexis hello america host Michael Strahan. “Growing up, we never had a show to really call our own authentically, and we didn’t have a show [where] I can watch TV and see myself. Now we do it authentically our way.
“How we started seasons one and two and how we ended it by having a ceremony,” Woon-A-Tai told Strahan. “We kind of blessed the set, we kind of blessed each other, for doing it right, and that’s the same way we approached the most difficult scenes in the first season. There is a very dark scene that we smudged ourselves, smudged with sage, to clean up all that bad energy that we got from the set before and after.
Reservation dogs revolves around four Native children on a reservation in Oklahoma.
“As the show goes on, they learn just how special it really is and they come to love it and don’t want to leave at all,” Factor told Fallon on The Tonight Show.
Reservation Dogs depicts native people and their struggles in a modern, realistic and humorous way. The show has received numerous accolades, including more than 80 “Best TV Shows” lists, and has been nominated for a Peabody Award, Gotham Award, and Golden Globe.
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