After “Hamilton” arrived at Disney Plus, viewers immediately took their new observations and theories to Twitter, and the meaning behind Eliza Hamilton’s panting in the final scene was one of the most popular. Some thought his breathing was his last breath before he died, and others theorized that it was the fourth wall to be broken down and realized the audience was listening to his story there.
In a new interview on SiriusXM’s “The Jass Cagle Show” on Wednesday, actor Philip Sue sheds some light on what symbolizes that sensitive moment.
He told Cagle and co-host Julia Cunningham that the meaning of his breath often changed with each performance. Sometimes he imagined himself sharing the story of Eliza’s children and defending their family’s legacy. At other times, Huffy represented a reunion with her husband, Alexander Hamilton, in later life.
“Night was different from night to night. But yes, the Eliza character sees Hamilton or sees that legacy or sees that orphanage, “he said.” It was a daily search for me because you do a show eight times a week for a year and you find new things every time. “
He added that the theory about Eliza’s fourth wall breaking was correct and that he would “find all these beautiful faces and acknowledge the story that we each set out to testify.”
“Hamilton” started streaming faster, increasing downloads for the Disney Plus app by 74% compared to the average number of weekends on June 3. The film version of the Broadway drama has generated heavy traffic, with fans focusing on the main cast, Su-Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., David Diggs, Renee Eliz Goldberry and many more.
The show and its accompanying soundtrack won 11 Toni and a Grammy, but it could still be nominated for a variety of outstanding special (pre-recorded) categories for 2021 Amy, but its status as a stage producer became ineligible for an Oscar.