Population 11’s Ben Feldman reveals the biggest difference between American and Australian sets

Population 11

The show is based on the true events that were covered in Netflix’s Last Stop Larrimah.

While filming Stan Original Series, Population 11, American actor Ben Feldman noticed one big difference between filming on a set in Australia compared to America.

Speaking to Chattr ahead of the show’s March 14 premiere, Feldman said his favourite BTS memory came from a moment when a character was “just lying butt naked” on the ground.

“In the States, they’d be covered up. There’d be like 30 PAs around them holding blankets over them. Modesty blankets, and we wouldn’t be allowed on set,” he said.

“In Australia, they just like, rip it off and the dude’s just laying there naked on the ground. The whole cast was just pointing and laughing and making fun of them the entire time.

“And it was like, this would never happen in the States…This is insane that I’m watching this happen… and the guy just sat there and took it. Just butt naked and took it.”

Population 11

Feldman admitted that working in the remote town of Derby in Western Australia wasn’t a walk in the park.

“You couldn’t shoot in someplace near a city or in Broome,” he said. “It needed to be just vast emptiness…and mudflats and killer animals…”

Based on the true events that were covered in Netflix’s popular Last Stop Larrimah, Population 11 follows a man who goes missing from a tiny outback town of only 12 residents, and his estranged son (Feldman), travels from the U.S. to find him. 

Population 11 is a comedy about horror and tragedy, that’s creepy and uncomfortable,” he said. “[It’s also] silly and pretty.

“The Director of Photography that we had shot some really pretty stuff. I think it’s a beautiful show, too. It’s aesthetically pleasing.”

Population 11 is available to stream only on Stan from 14 March.

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