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Antony Starr has a blunt message to all The Boys fans who idolize Homelander
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Antony Starr has a blunt message to all The Boys fans who idolize Homelander

Antony Starr doesn't think people should like Homelander, his character in The Boys

Antony Starr has some fairly blunt words for those who think that his character in The Boys is someone to be looked up to.

Starr plays Homelander, who is the head honcho of a group called The Seven.

The Seven are a gang of extremely powerful superheroes in world in which superpowers are a lot more commonplace.

Sort of like the Justice League, but led by a sociopathic narcissist who is kind of like a cross between Captain America and Donald Trump, but with neither of the best qualities of either.

Anyway, he’s not really someone that you should be aspiring to be like, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t out here doing just that.

Some fans of The Boys are holding Homelander up as an example, but Starr was keen to explain to those misguided fans how they’re actually completely missing the whole idea.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he explained: “There’s a very strange thing that’s happened with the character, though he is clearly not a good guy.

“A lot of people have glommed onto him. There’s a weird element out there that actually kind of idolize him.

“I’ve seen some s**t on Twitter and I’m like, ‘Wait, What? You are missing the point entirely!’”

Yeah, you definitely are.

Antony Starr in The Boys as Homelander.
Amazon Prime Video

Anyway, if you’ve seen the Amazon Prime Video show, you’ll know that you’re – sort of – supposed to be on the side of the titular Boys.

However, before then, you’re supposed to be on the side of the striking writers of the Writers’ Guild of America, according to the show’s chief Eric Kripke.

He recently explained on Twitter that the show won’t return with the fourth series until the strike is over.

That’s not just out of solidarity, but also because they need the writers just to help them get a few last bits sorted.

When asked about the potential premiere of season four, Kripke said: "Depends on how long the #WGA Strike goes. Tell the studios to make a fair deal!"

The Boys season four doesn't have a definite release date yet.
Amazon Prime Video

Elaborating on why they still need the writers, even though the show has wrapped shooting, Kripke continued: "There's a good amount of dialogue we write in post that the actors come back to record (called ADR), to help bridge story gaps or clarify a plot point.

“We'll also edit dialogue together in different ways to 'rewrite' it. Writing at every stage of the process. #WGAStrong"

So, support the strikes if you want to see The Boys season four.

Let’s hope that they get what they want, and people stop idolising Homelander, because – as Starr rightly points out – that’s really not the idea.

Topics: Amazon Prime, The Boys, Film and TV, Celebrity