He's one of the bufffest boys around and Teens Celeb got to meet him! He
spoke to us about fame, sword fights and filming Pirates of the
Originally your busy schedule wasnít going to allow you to make
Pirates of the Caribbean, what happened?
Yeah, I was already signed up to do a film called the Calcium Kid, which was
a small British film that a friend of mine was directing. I had made a
commitment to him and I didnít want to let him down. So when I got the script
for Pirates of the Caribbean, I didnít want to read it as I didnít want to tempt
myself with the idea of getting involved in a film that I didnít think I would
be able to do. However, I saw Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa) and he was
getting really excited about doing Pirates, he said ĎYou know thereís a great
role in this for you and youíve gotta just read it if nothing elseí, I did and I
loved the script! Luckily I managed to shoot both the films in the end! I am
very grateful and thankful that it did work out as Pirates couldnít have been a
more fun film to work on.
The fight scenes between u and the other members of the cast
look amazing and realistic, were they hard to work on and did u get any
There are always a few scrapes when we are playing swords but nothing too
serious! But the routine of the fight is one of the hardest things to learn, and
it was a really intimidating routine. When the stunt guy showed us what we had
to do, it was like are u crazy? It was great fun though, Johnny was so brilliant
he improvised all the time and came up with all these crazy things like butt
slaps! But they never made it to the final scenes!
Do u sometimes have to pinch yourself at how successful you
I do! Itís opportunity as well as talent though. Having trained at drama
school I know that I was in class of incredibly talented actors who might never
make it because they havenít had the right opportunity. I think everyone not
just with acting has an area of excellence and itís just when or whether they
get the opportunity to show it.
How did it feel working with Johnny Depp?
Johnny set a bit of a guideline for me as a young actor, probably anyone from
my generation would say the same thing. He is so courageous as an actor, I just
felt really privileged to work with him and see how he goes about creating new
characters and the brave way he puts himself out there.
Where u brought up on action movies? Who were your
Pirate movies used to be on Sunday afternoons when I was a kid. Youíd come in
from playing in the garden and there would be a pirate movie on! I liked people
like Errol Flynn!