Aramis Knight Girlfriend, Into the Badlands, and Other Stuff. Look who’s starring in one of the new big TV hits this season? It’s 16-year-old actor Aramis Knight, that’s who! He plays the role of M.K. in the AMC show, Into the Badlands, which also stars Daniel Wu and Oliver Stark.
In an interview with threeifbyspace.net, Aramis talks about how he trained for his biggest role (to date), the character he plays, and other stuff:
What can you tell us about the training you went through to get ready for this role?
They put us through a 7-week training/bootcamp for the series beforehand. Not only to make us stronger and more agile but to hone our techniques. The focus was the strengthen our weaknesses and build on our strengths. Each character also learned and developed their own fighting style just for their role in the series. It was very physically and psychologically taxing but was very helpful. I imagine the series would not have been as good had we not done that training.
Tell us about what interested you about this role and the audition process for Into The Badlands.
Roles like this are far and few between for an actor of my age. This is the first project where I’ve been a lead character. Where the success of the show falls on my shoulders somewhat. I am always up for that type of pressure. The show itself is groundbreaking in so many ways. Not only for the martial arts but also for the balance they found between the martial arts and the drama. This is something that hasn’t really been done in a tv series before and although its so heavily based around martial arts it is very much a character piece in a lot of ways.
Do you consider MK a good guy or bad guy? It seems that everyone is in this floating grey area of right and wrong depending on each persons point of view.
I definitely think that’s one of the beautiful things about the show. Everybody’s going to be able to choose their own side. There is no obvious protagonist or antagonist. And everybody is sort of in a gray area there is no black or white good or bad. I think MK is going to be the closest to the good side and everybody will root for him but nobody’s 100% good in this type of world.
What can you tell us about the relationship between Sunny and M.K.?
I would say the relationship is both Teacher/Pupil and Father/Son in a lot of ways. I think what a lot of people will eventually see is that while Sunny has a lot to teach MK, MK has a lot to teach Sunny. Psychologically MK is very mature in a lot of ways he makes his own decisions and his own ideas. He hasn’t been brain washed by Quinn or the Widow or any of the other barons like everyone else is. I think that’s what makes this character so interesting is that I am the only character that isn’t brainwashed and isn’t trying to kill others just because a baron says so.
Aramis Knight Girlfriend. He may be 16 years old only but Aramis has already got herself a girlfriend. Her name is Paris Berelc. She is a model/actress who’s best known for her role as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med. Here’s a pic of the teen sweeties taken from February this year.
They look good together don’t they? Let’s end this post with a badass photo of Aramis doing some karate moves.