His Dark Materials: Star reveals huge costume secret you missed – ‘It’s just weird’


 Omid, 54, starred in last week’s fourth episode of His Dark Materials as Dr. Lanselius, the diplomatic Consul of the witches of the North, in a meeting which saw Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) trying to get to get answers about the mysterious Obligation Board Amongst the cinematic scenes and twist spinning storylines, some viewers of the BBC drama might not have picked on some specific changes made to costumes to differentiate our world from the fictional reality where humans are paired with spirit daemons However, the comedian has offered an insight to what might have been missed. Although it may seem the attire of the characters is almost Victorian, there is method behind the time-bending fashion choices  Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk about his experience filming the drama, Omid explained how the costumes blew his mind  “It was a very interesting experience because the sets are so incredible. “As soon as you come on set, there’s this weird other worldly alternative universe they’ve created which you’re immediately a part of- even the costumes you wear ”  READ MORE His Dark Materials TV series vs film: What does the show get right?  Delving into the secrets of the eye-catching garments, Omid recalled how he struggled getting into his attire as everything was the other way around  “I remember thinking, ‘How do you button this up?’ You just do the top button of your jacket and then there’s a V-shape – it was a three-piece suit  “I thought, ‘Well that’s weird. That’s not the way you normally [do it].’ “Everything’s the same, but it’s just weird,” the Hollywood star chuckled, before explaining some of the other differences between the realms  “You go into a court room scene and there’s a judge elevated. But, whereas in normal life the judge is elevated, this one the judge is like 30 foot high,” he continued  Omid said: “He’s on top of a diving board at the very top. It’s very deliberately unnerving Being part of this world is deliberately unnerving.” Despite his confusion with regards to the fashion choices, the comedian explained his thoughts about the adaptation  “We could be on to a televisual masterpiece,” he declared.  “It was very unusual and very intriguing and again, it’s all about morals All these great stories have great morals behind them,” he explained. “There’s a lot of things going on like now  “Dark Materials is about are we being lied to? Is there things going on in authority we’re not being shown? Do the people have a voice? Can we speak up? “All these questions are being asked in this amazing production but quite subtly It doesn’t knock you over the head with it.” Trending READ MORE His Dark Materials BBC air date: How many episodes?  Tonight’s episode will see Lyra and her new friend Iorek Byrnison (Joe Tandberg), the armoured bear, sent in a new direction  With the alethiometer, or Golden Compass, digging out a new path, they are about to discover a vital clue with will lead them to the missing children of Jordan College  Having discovered the truth about her parentage in previous episodes, knowing she’s been lied to her whole life, it seems nothing will stand in her way to uncover the truth about the Obligation Board  However, will her search be at her own peril as she becomes embroiled in a dangerous network? 

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