WWD recently spoke with Ben about ‘Westworld’, how he ended up playing so many American roles, acting in jeans and T-shirts, and his favorite bad TV to binge-watch. You can read the interview below and view the accompanying photoshoot in our gallery.
On getting cast as Logan, another American character for the British actor:
Ben Barnes: I found myself playing more and more Americans — I don’t think I’ve played a Brit in years, I’ve kind of been just playing Americans. I’ve always loved doing accents and things. My first film ever was playing a Russian and I haven’t really looked back.
Ben will be making an appearance at a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the NYMT on October 30th at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Tickets are on sale now.
Encore: 40 Years of the NYMT
An all star concert to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the National Youth Music Theatre. With appearances from past, present, and future students including* Lily James, Matt Lucas, Gina Beck, Jason Robert Brown, Lara Pulver, Ben Barnes, Simon Thomas, Gavin Spokes, Stuart Matthew Price, Jasper Britton and Toby Jones.
Featuring an array of performances celebrating the last 40 years of NYMT, and some previews of what is to come. The National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre enabling thousands of youngsters across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential.
*subject to availability
Ben recently spoke with Interview Magazine about his latest projects, ‘Seventh Son’ and ‘Sons of Liberty’. Check out the interview below and view the photoshoot in our gallery.
How much did you know about the American Revolution? I grew up in London and I knew very little about it. It’s not something you really learn about in school.
I also knew very little about it. Obviously you hear about these characters; you know about George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock—your John Hancock. But if I’m being really honest, I didn’t know they were all alive at the same time. Three of them became president, and several of them are on different dollar bills, and you think, “They can’t all have been working towards the same goals at the same time.”
Buzzfeed.com has posted a Q&A they did with Ben, and they have shared some fun photos along with it. Check out the Q&A below and view the pictures in our gallery.
What’s your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?
On my phone it’s a picture of my brother in a boxing match and on my computer it’s a photograph of London turning from day to night.
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