In answering a question about her favorite scenes in “The Boys,” Erin Moriarty noted that the superhero sequences in the Starlight costume are always fun to shoot. However, she further explained that she prefers some of the slower stuff over the big action setpieces. “The superhero component of the show is super fun because it’s like living out my childhood fantasy, but my favorite scenes to film are ones that make the story as human as possible,” Moriarty said (via FAULT Magazine). “I’m the only superhero in the show that gets to double as a regular human who is going through very human issues.”
To make this point, Moriarty zeroed in on one specific set of scenes in the second season of the series. “The moments on the road trip were some of my favorites because all of the scenes are about connection,” Moriarty said. “On set, it was all about having real moments with each other as actors and connecting more — so it was really fun to shoot.”
As fans will surely recognize, Moriarty is referring to a set of scenes in “The Boys” Season 2, Episode 4 (“Nothing Like it In the World”). In this episode, Starlight, Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), and Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) set out on a search for an old superhero named Liberty in an effort to learn more about Stormfront (Aya Cash). Despite such high stakes, the journey allows the three to grow significantly closer.
Given the track record of “The Boys,” it certainly seems likely that there will be more human moments like this in future seasons — along with a considerable amount of gore, of course.