Season 4 of Red Bracelets, which continues on Monday 18 September at 21:10 on TF1, features a new generation of teenagers as well as several new pathologies, including blindness, told through the character of Nathan, played by Noah Derrick.
After a surfing accident, Nathan, taken to hospital in Arcachon after nearly drowning, woke up to find that he had lost his sight. A difficult journey begins for him, during which he must learn to live with a new reality. Not realizing that the young man she shares her room with, Gabriel (Noah Wodek), is no stranger to her. And that Gabriel would rather never see the person who helped make his life hell in high school.
“Nathan is a follower, easily influenced, but with a lot of empathy. At first glance, he could easily be mistaken for a ‘little idiot’ who enjoys insulting people, but the situation is more complicated than that.”Noah Derich told TF1 about Red Bracelets season 4.
“If he misbehaves, it’s only his group of friends who have to accept it. He has a special relationship with his family, especially his father, who has big ambitions for his son. Maybe a little too much…Nathan is very difficult. Lacks character, so he has a hard time asserting himself. And his father’s choice quickly becomes his own.”.
Noah Derrick shares how he prepared to play Blind Nathan
Previously seen in Un Si Grand Soleil, actor Noah Derrick is not blind. So he had to practice before the scenes in Les Bracelets rouge to bring as much realism to his part as possible.
“Obviously the scenes where Nathan wears dark glasses were easier to understand”– Noah Derrick told us last March in Series Mania. “The scenes without glasses were a real challenge. It’s not easy to play a blind person. We wanted to get as close as possible to reality and to what he had just lost his sight. I was lucky to have the help of a coach with whom I talked a lot and found little tips”.
“I put a blindfold on my eyes for practice and walked around my house with it, it helped a lot. I spent hours in complete darkness, trying to identify objects around me by touch, and eating with my eyes closed. The goal was to create a new, familiar world for me. I think there were two small accidents, but overall I was fine. I wanted to be ready when I got to the set. I could only concentrate on the game”.
Will Nathan regain his sight in the upcoming episodes? And how will her relationship with Gabriel develop? Answer in the continuation of Red Bracelets every Monday on TF1.
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