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I would have to have some tragedy and romance in my life, but I’ve actually had a very cushioned, caring upbringing. I’m desperately seeking some edge. Maybe I’ll find it one day.
I get cast as a lot of sympathetic characters. I’d like to play someone really unpleasant.
I’d love to do something at Marvel, but I don’t think I would do a seven-movie deal. That’s a bit too much for me.
I applied to drama school when I was about 18 and didn’t have any luck anywhere. They basically turned me away and said I had a bit of growing up to do. I went back to Aberystwyth and did my growing up by spending eight months working in Peacocks.
I feel like I’ve made good friends with people I’ve worked with, but in terms of lasting inspiration, it is probably Matthew Vaughn who directed ‘Kingsman’ who’s been really supportive, loyal to me, and been a really good person to work with.
In school, I always sang in choirs. In fact, I used to do a lot of musicals in the youth theatre that I was a member of between the ages of 16 and 18.
I grew up with Bond.
I have been in auditions where – because – you’re always scared before, but if you let that scared feeling get the better of you or become too much, it could ruin your audition.
I’ve had two fights in my life. Both times I threw one punch, and both times I broke my hand! I really am a stranger to the world of fighting.
The whole spirit of ‘Eddie The Eagle’ is that it’s the taking part that counts, not the winning.
I’m trying to play parts which are a little more out there, but I want variety.
I want to surprise people and do different things and maybe do something that’s not quite financially rewarding.
I don’t want to look back at my career and see a string of incredibly commercial projects that don’t have much heart. I’m looking for things that have soul.
This is going to sound a bit weird because she’s a lot older than I am, but I’ve got a thing for Meryl Streep.
I learned how to ski for ‘Eddie the Eagle.’ I never skied before. So I had to go out to Germany a couple of weeks early and make sure I could ski.
I did a musical when I was 17, an amateur show, and I loved it.
I can say I’m not doing ‘X-Men.’ I love the franchise, and I love the people who make them on and off screen.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that I don’t think a man ever looks better than when he’s in a suit. So I’m wearing them increasingly, not in my personal life, but in my professional life, and I’m really enjoying it.
I always sang in school choirs and went on tours to other countries. I have always loved it. It’s a very communal thing, and you really connect with people.
If something appeals, something appeals. I don’t think I’m particularly calculated about it. I know I have an alarm bell that goes off in my head where something feels like it has no creative integrity to it at all, and it’s just about making money.
I don’t want to start getting my little violin out, but travelling across the world constantly and staying in hotels is tough, man.
I want variety. I certainly don’t want any kind of hype if I can avoid it. I’m trying to play parts which are a little more out there, but I want variety, I suppose, because – like a lot of people – I’m easily bored.
I’m into books – I love literature, so I toyed with the idea of being an English teacher. I had a fantastic English teacher at school. I think great English teachers make the world go round.
Doing the press has become as much of a job as getting in front of the camera. You have to avoid burnout, avoid saying anything stupid, but still come across as yourself.
Of course, everyone would like to play a superhero, but this is by no means me saying I would like to go play Cyclops.
We don’t quite have the same comic book culture as America, but I would watch Spider-Man cartoons and X-Men cartoons and watch Bond as much as anyone on the planet.
I’m not interested in being Franchise Boy.
I’m not interested in going and doing a big, action-adventure romp with nothing to say about being a human being.
I want to have fun. I’m not interested in being a serious actor, because I think it’s boring, and I think we’ve got plenty of them.
I only act in films where I’ve got an A-lister as my mentor.
Brie Larson’s performance in ‘Room’ was pretty incredible.
All my friends are Welsh, I speak Welsh, and I feel very Welsh.
I’ve made these films, and I’m really proud, but my lifestyle hasn’t changed.
I like dogs, I just don’t choose to spend time with them.
I don’t want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that’s not natural to me.
I want to play real characters rather than young leads in very plotty things. I want variety.
For my money, when you’re doing an on-camera performance, unless it’s for something particularly stylised, you are, by and large, striving for naturalism.
I used to draw and make plastic figurines and watch ‘Wallace and Gromit’ films.
In drama school, I entered a singing competition, which I ended up winning, which was great.
I loved DreamWorks and Pixar, and I still love kids’ films.
I’m very conscious of… I don’t feel like a star.
I meet an enormous number of incredible people all the time, people I find very inspiring, and I’m very busy.
I’ve always loved film, and it started with Pixar movies.
I have absolutely no interest in playing the young male lead around which a story happens.
You go to drama school, and the people you revere and admire are those who work on the London stage, and you hope that’s a world that you’ll be able to break into and do enough occasional television and small film work to eventually get to the point where you’re paying the bills.
I’ve got Colin Firth’s number in my phone!
I don’t know if I’m quite grizzly enough. My facial hair is still very thin and patchy. I feel someone who plays Wolverine potentially needs testosterone in abundance.
Franchises mean that you’re tied in. That’s a lovely feeling of comfort to the whole thing. From a business perspective, it really keeps you current and lets you go and do other smaller, more pedestrian things.
The endless teen franchises that come out of Hollywood… more often than not, the central character doesn’t have any discernible character traits. They’re just the young, good-looking guy who goes on this journey. They’re always played by fantastic young actors, but ultimately, they’re not very interesting characters.
It’s been an ambition of mine, before I even wanted to act, to be involved in animation.