Two of the unsung heroes of Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster Ready Player One, are young actors Win Morisaki and Philip Zhao, who play Daito and Sho, respectively. To mark the film’s release we sat down with the talented, entertaining duo.
We discussed with the pair the casting process and what it meant to them to be given a role of this nature – as well as how surreal it still is seeing their face up on the big screen. We also asked what their avatar name would be if they were to play in the OASIS, while Morisaki tells us which video game he excels at best.
Meanwhile Zhao tells us if acting is what he’d now like to do for a living, and Morisaki – a famous singer in Japan – explains whether he plans to continue mixing the two as he progresses in his career.
Watch the full interview below…
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
Ready Player One is released on March 29th and you can read our 4* review here