Moises Arias On Buddy Friendship in The King of Staten Island [Exclusive Interview]

Moises Arias
Moises Arias in The King of Staten Island

Moises Arias understands friendship. And the friendship is on display in The King of Staten Island.

Arias plays Igor, one of the friends in the group that is associated with Scott Carlin (played by Pete Davidson). Loyal friends are committed to being the closest buddies by displaying jokes at each other and getting into criminal hijinks. Carlin, as an aspiring tattoo artist in the film, used Igor’s body as a blank canvas to practice his art.

Here’s the full synopsis of the movie:

Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei). He spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar (Ricky Velez), Igor (Arias), and Richie (Lou Wilson)—while secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley).

But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

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In addition, the film also stars Steve Buscemi as Papa, a veteran firefighter and Pamela Adlon as Ray’s ex-wife, Gina.

Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Knocked Up) directed the film from a script by Apatow, Davidson, and former SNL writer Dave Sirus.

LRM Online exclusively interviewed Moises Arias about his role and experience in the production of the movie.

Arias is known for his role, Rico, in the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana television series. Growing up in Hollywood, he expanded his acting career with The Kings of Summer, Five Feet Apart, Ender’s Game, and with television shows of The Middle and Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The King of Staten Island is available today as a digital download, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Watch the exclusive interview below and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, The King of Staten Island

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