Along with Soleil Moon Frye herself, Quinn Copeland discovered inspo in Tatum O’Neal’s ‘Paper Moon’ character when enjoying Izzy in ‘Punky Brewster.’
Punky is again! And this time, she’s a mother to 4 vibrant and numerous youngsters whom she took in, similar to Henry did for her again within the day. Within the first episode, followers of the Punky Brewster revival meet Izzy, who’s clearly paying homage to a younger Punky, as she often runs away from her adoption heart, has an angle past her years and struggles with questioning why her mother left her. “One of many issues that I beloved was that we each had Punky and Izzy Energy on the finish of the pilot!” Quinn Copeland, who performs Izzy within the Punky Brewster revival on Peacock informed HollywoodLife, solely.
Whereas she “obtained to debate the character with Soleil just a little,” Quinn revealed that Soleil Moon Frye “let me create the character myself with out a lot route so I performed Izzy like a tomboy model of myself.” Nevertheless, the 8-year-old’s mother helped her put together for the position by having her daughter watch Paper Moon. “At first, I largely simply acted like myself. Then we realized it was just a little an excessive amount of like myself so my mother confirmed me the film Paper Moon with Tatum O’Neal, and we mentioned other ways to play sassy and powerful ladies,” she stated.
The ’73 movie, shot in black-and-white, stars a 10-year-old O’Neal who went on to grow to be the youngest aggressive winner in Oscars historical past when she took house the award for Finest Supporting Actress for her position within the comedy film. In Punky Brewster, Quinn’s Izzy has the sweetness and the sass that O’Neal’s Addie additionally delivered.
Alongside Lauren Lindsey Donzis as Hannah, Noah Cottrell as Diego, and Oliver De Los Santos as Daniel, Quinn as Izzy is introduced into the blended household unit, lead by a now-grown Soleil Moon Frye in her unique position as Punky Brewster. The Peacock revival is each hilarious and heartwarming, and precisely what we want proper now.