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Antony Starr Reflects on Homelander’s Milk Obsession in ‘The Boys’

Antony Starr Reflects on Homelander’s Milk Obsession in ‘The Boys’

Starr discussed the evolution of Homelander’s quirky milk fetish in ‘The Boys’ and its unexpected appeal to fans.

Antony Starr, known for his role as Homelander on Amazon’s ‘The Boys,’ recently delved into the origins of his character’s bizarre milk obsession, which has captivated viewers since the beginning.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Starr recounted how the curious theme first emerged as a script detail, and he praised the writing team for its originality.

“It started with the X-ray vision of my Oedipal mummy figure (Madelyn Stillwell played by Elisabeth Shue) while she was breastfeeding,” Starr explained. “Early in season two, Homelander discovers some of her breast milk in a freezer, lasers it, and starts drinking it.”

Starr expressed his excitement for the unexpected storyline, revealing his immediate request to showrunner Eric Kripke to incorporate more milk-related moments into the series. “We need to get as much milk into this show as possible,” he recalled suggesting to Kripke, who was already on board to expand the motif.

“Now, every opportunity we get, the milk thing comes up,” Starr added, emphasizing its evolving presence as a comedic feature embraced by fans.

In the final season episode “Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed,” Homelander’s quest for milk takes an even stranger turn when he stumbles upon a cow on a farm and immediately milks it into a bucket for consumption.

In ‘The Boys’, a film adaptation of the comic book series of the same name, Starr plays the role of Homelander, the diabolical leader of a group of superhumans controlled by a corrupt corporation.

Starr also compared his character to real-life figures like Donald Trump, highlighting the depth and complexity the series aims to explore beyond mere caricatures.

As the series progresses into season four, Starr has indicated he will delve deeper into Homelander’s origins and psychological makeup, promising a nuanced portrait that goes beyond superficial parallels to real-world events.