Embark on a behind-the-scenes journey into the making of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Episode 6, “We Take A Zebra To Vegas,” as we unravel the magic behind the wheel. In this exclusive peek, cinematographer Pierre Gill spills the beans on how the sensational 13-year-old Walker Scobell aced the daring taxi scene. Brace yourselves for a wild ride.
(Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for Episode 6 ahead) Percy Jackson’s quest to clear his name and save his mom takes a thrilling turn in the latest episode. Venturing to a Las Vegas casino to access Hermes’ magical taxi, our trio faces adventure and mischief. Amidst the excitement, one scene steals the spotlight—the taxi scene.
Ever wondered how they film scenes with underage characters behind the wheel? In an exclusive chat with CinemaBlend, Pierre Gill reveals the magic behind the scenes. Despite being only 13 at the time, Walker Scobell wasn’t actually driving. The scene involved a specially rigged taxi, complete with a cut front, an extra piece, and a pilot driver leading the way. Gill shares:
“No, he was not able to drive.
The intricacies continue as Gill unveils the movie magic that made it all possible. The taxi had a unique front extension with a driver guiding the trio through the scene.
While we might have hoped Walker Scobell took the wheel, the dedication to authenticity shines through. As the cast evolves and potentially gears up for Season 2, this quirky moment will be a cherished memory. Gill’s insights offer a newfound appreciation for the craft that brings our favorite scenes to life.
As you savor Episode 6, mark your calendars for the next installment, “We Find Out The Truth, Sort Of,” releasing on Tuesday, January 23. Dive into the captivating world of Percy Jackson and anticipate more revelations and laughter.