Jamie Campbell Bower promoting ‘Anonymous’ in Toronto
Jamie was out in Toronto promoting Anonymous and was interviewed. He spoke about Camelot and Twihards. Read below for more!
Despite the title of his latest film, Jamie Campbell Bower, will not be anonymous for long. In fact, one could argue that, at the tender age of 22, who has appeared in many pop culture phenomena to qualify as a supernova in the making.
He began as the youth player, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, when he was 18 years, then moved on to roles in the Twilight series (as Caius in New Moon), the last two Harry Potter films (as Gellert Grindelwald) and in a miniseries called Camelot, playing a very young King Arthur.
“I know people have a preconceived notion about the role,” he says, fouling his long blond hair even as it extends over a couch in the hotel room during the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Have you seen Sean Connery, Clive Owen, all the older boys. But there is no objective proof in this type ever existed, no one to be exhumed, there is no DNA test we can do, so why not go back and discover the essence of what this person was? I mean, what is the point of doing 10 hours of the same linear bulls – t, when you can try to offer people a progression in three dimensions “
Bower has already learned that to get to the essence of a character is what this business is about, at least for him.
“For me, the moments that shine as an actor are those who do not have to do anything, just being there and there at this time. That’s why I found myself working with Joely (Richardson), so intense, but beautiful. “
He and his co-star playing younger versions in the flashbacks of the main characters of the film, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford and Queen Elizabeth I of England (later played by Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave, Richardson’s mother) .
Many people go to see the film as a literary detective story, working on the assumption that Shakespeare was a fraud and that de Vere wrote actually works. However, during the times when Bower and Richardson are on display, it is difficult to think that the movie is about anything other than love.
“Isabel loved him because he stood up. She was accustomed to everyone bow down and lick her ass all the time. Comes this guy who is well-documented, well traveled, well dressed, but does not give a toss about any of that. “
That sounds very autobiographical, one has to wonder how Bower was in his youth.
“How you were like as a kid? I’m still a child. I always wanted to be the center of attention. Mom told me that once interrupted a dinner party, because no one listened. I stood on the table, dropped his pants and Alun everyone.
“I was not the popular kid in school, but I’ve always been passionate about making the exploration of myself, not the enjoyment of others.”
He had just left school when he landed the role of Sweeney Todd, compared to the likes of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
“It was pretty scary. I’m not going to lie, it was scary, but it was a life experience that we cherish today. “
He appeared in the second of the Twilight movies and has already filmed the fourth and fifth. Like most people involved with him, is “a unique experience, where are you laughing one minute and shivering the next.
“And then there’s the fans. Do not forget that ‘fan’ of the word comes from “fanatic” and Twilight devotees certainly fit that description. “
Asked about the most egregious example of flattery he can remember, it gets a wicked glitter in his eyes.
“A girl once sent me a slave collar and a little cheese, along with a note quite explicitly, to a hotel where he was staying in was a wheel of brie. I like a bit of brie, but I didn’t eat it for fear that had a glass or something in it.
“There are crazy people out there, but f – k, I’m one of them.”
Via: The Vampire Club
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