Marvel’s Runaways tells the story of a group of teenagers who discover their parents are evil, and then leg it. While in the comics the parents aren’t fully developed, the series sees them fleshed out, with perspectives of their own. In fact, the second episode of the series is a retelling of the same period covered in the first, only this time from the perspective of those parents. In our second in the series of interviews conducted on the Runaways set, we spoke to James Marsters about developing his character, Victor Stein.
Stein, father of Chase, is a genius with a scientific mastery he brings to the group of adults known as The Pride. “I think Victor is not unlike other industrialist engineers, who have come before him,” says Marsters of his character. “Not unlike, Henry Ford, not unlike Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk. He’s not that concerned with being liked. He is concerned with getting it done, and his staff probably doesn’t go home to their families, telling their families, ‘What a great guy I work for,’ you know? But they probably do go home to saying how proud they are to have built, what they just built.”
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