Were there any specific comic books or superhero TV shows with Superboy in them you looked to for inspiration before taking on the part?
Yeah, I kind of wanted to look at everything, to be honest. I, generally speaking, tried to focus more on the comic books, because I kind of considered that to be the source material. I also wanted to have a look at the other media as well. I watched some of the cartoons, “Young Justice,” in particular, was one I had seen a bit of already, and I watched some of that. When it comes to that stuff, you kind of don’t want your performance to be informed too much by what other people have done before you. I find it best to kind of just stick to the comics and try to create something original.
Are you a fan of “Young Justice”?
Yeah, I liked it a lot. I had seen some of the first season already, and I feel like the timing of that show is interesting because if it had come around a little bit earlier in my life, I feel like I would have watched it religiously. I feel like maybe now I’m a little older, and I’m not watching cartoons as much nowadays. I might’ve just missed the boat on that one, but I think it’s really good. It’s really strong. I enjoy it a lot.
Were you a comics fan before joining “Titans”?
Yeah. I kind of got into comics during my teens a little bit, funnily enough. That kind of stemmed from growing up watching the movies and the cartoons with the superheroes. And then, yeah, I started reading some of the more famous books as a teenager — particularly DC stuff, actually. Batman and Superman. But then when I was cast in “Titans,” I had to kind of do a bit more of a deep dive and look at more Superboy-specific comics.