For any kid who grew-up in the ’90s, the popularity of THE MIGHTY DUCKS was unavoidable. The Franchise consisting of three films centered on an Attorney named Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) whom after being pulled-over for drunk driving, finds himself again in coaching hockey as community service, to a team of perennial losers.
The legacy continues with a Vancouver-shot revival TV Series coming next week to Disney+. And guess what? Estevez will reprise his role once again as we meet a new generation of players. Add to that fan favourite Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) who joins as Alex, a single mom who encourages her son to form a new team comprised of underdogs.
Among the stars of this ten-episode Series is young Vancouver-based Actor Kiefer O’Reilly who plays Logan and the character also happens to be Canadian. Filming took place during the Pandemic in Vancouver and now is ready to be seen. Our David Baldwin had the opportunity to chat with O’Reilly about his role and what The Mighty Ducks means to him. And also, he’s asked what it’s like to work with legendary Emilio Estevez.
The 14-year-old Actor tells us he actually has a Hockey background and that he had to unlearn how to skate for the role of Logan. O’Reilly: “I played hockey when I was younger, so I grew up with this. All the inside jokes we had and everything came together and it was super super-fun.”.
“I actually had ‘negative preparation’. I hard to learn not to skate because my character can’t skate at all. So they actually taught me different techniques new players begin with – how they balance and that sort of stuff.”.
David asks him O’Reilly about working with veterans like Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham.
O’Reilly: “Emilio is a really great guy. He’s super sweet, down-to-earth and amazing. Lauren‘s also super-super talented, like a second mom she takes care of everyone on-set. It’s so awesome.”.
The young Actor is asked about his favourite memory of THE MIGHTY DUCKS.
O’Reilly: “My favourite moment is the Triple Deke (a legendary move when you have to score in a shootout) at end of the Movie. That was insane! Three- year-old me was losing my mind!”.
We ask O’Reilly what he thinks the audience will take away from THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS“.
O’Reilly: “I hope the audience sees nostalgia and a new generation that all these kids can hold onto.”.
O’Reilly also reveals a fun idea Estevez had for the Show, which didn’t make the cut. See our Chat below: