Avatar: The Last Airbender stars Gordon Cormier & Dallas Liu in Manila for Fan Meet

Actors Gordon Cormier and Dallas Liu share memorable experiences from shooting Netflix's "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

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Young actors Gordon Cormier and Dallas Liu, stars of the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” touched down in Manila for the press conference and exclusive advanced screening. Gracing the event with their presence, the duo embarked on a jam-packed day of activities with regional press and influencers from the Philippines and the APAC region, promoting Netflix’s latest live-action offering.

Gordon Cormier & Dallas Liu Captivate Fans at “Avatar: The Last Airbender” Fan Event

At the press conference held at Marquis Events Place in BGC, Filipino-Canadian star Gordon described the life-changing moment he booked the iconic role of Aang in three simple words: “Tears. Crying. Happiness.” He expressed feeling as though he “grew” with his character, finding the portrayal of Aang’s “happy” side easy thanks to his sunny disposition. “When we first shot the series, I was 11 years old, so I feel like I’ve grown up quite a bit. The happy side of Aang is quite easy for me because… you know. I think you could tell,” he said with a laugh, referencing his innate cheerfulness. “It was more difficult for me to tap into Aang’s emotional side.”

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Filipino-Canadian actor Gordon Cormier, who portrays Aang for Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender

Dallas, who portrays Prince Zuko, shared his experience in breathing new life into the beloved character: “I really had to tap into the negativity of Prince Zuko and what he’s going through. There are different points in my life that I have to pull from specifically that I think worked well for specific scenes.” Dallas also mentioned that each cast member was able to “ground” their characters and bring them to life in a way that feels familiar: “I’m really excited for you guys to see it. I know you guys are stoked for it,” he added, alluding to the extensive fight scenes within the series.

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Actor Dallas Liu as Zuko in Netflix’s live-action adaptation in of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Admitting that they bonded and got close while shooting the show, Dallas, the older of the two breakout stars, closes the press conference with advice and a wish for Gordon: “To have a strong base in your heart is extremely important. I hope the people supporting you at home keep your chin up and give you strong words of affirmation and continue to champion you through your journey.”

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Appa Air Takes Flight: Fun Promotional Video at the Avatar Fan Event

The press conference concluded with a surprise reveal of a fun, special “Appa Air” promotional video featuring Melai Cantiveros, which both the audience and the actors enjoyed. Following this, the duo headed to Central Square to explore the “Avatar” activity zones and surprised lucky fans at the screening.

Nearly 300 media representatives and fans immersed themselves in the Avatar experience, witnessing the crowd’s electrifying response during the screening and engaging in lively discussions with excited onlookers around the venue.

Dive into the World of Avatar with Gordon Cormier & Dallas Liu

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER is now showing on Netflix. Available worldwide.

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