The Prisoner's Jamie Campbell Bower on New Moon, Harry Potter, and Gay PDAs
You've signed onto several book-to-film adaptations. Are you ever curious about how the fandoms are reacting to your casting?
I try to leave that out, just because for as many people that like you, there's always going to be the same amount of people who hate you. Because we do what we do, we're subject to our lives being put on display, almost. More and more people will comment on what they think of you. I don't mind if people are saying nasty things about me behind my back -- I just don't want to know about them.
Have you already shot the pilot to Game of Thrones for HBO?
Yeah, just finished.
And you're playing Waymar Royce. What can you tell me about him?
Ohhhh. Not very much.
But it already exists as a series of books! You wouldn't be spoiling anything.
Well, it exists in pilot form for the television company. [Laughs] I don't want to spill the beans, because they could be like [sing-songy voice], "Uh-uh. You said something bad, you can't do it." And I'd be fired!
Was it a good experience, at least?
It was a great experience. Very short shoot, but they threw a lot of money at it. Hopefully it's going to be really good, and hopefully it'll be greenlit and we'll go ahead with it. It was great fun and a very strong, rich cast.
Ar you happy that you snuck in under the wire to be a part of the Harry Potter series at its end?
Yeah, I'm incredibly happy. I went up for a role a few years ago. Didn't get it. [Director] David Yates called me up...well, I shouldn't say, "called me up." His assistant called my agent, who then called me. [Laughs] And they offered it to me and I was more than happy to do it.
Which role had you gone up for before?
I went up for the young Voldemort. Was that the second film or the sixth? Oh, I don't know. It was a few years ago.
And you also have London Boulevard coming up, right?
Right, written and directed by Bill Monahan, who wrote the screenplay for The Departed. It's his directorial debut, and I play a character named White Boy who's a drugged-up loser. He has dreadlocks and sounds like a Jamaican. I can tell you that it was really cool.
A good look for you, I'm sure.
And have they actually signed you for a fourth Twilight film? There's talk that they may split Breaking Dawn into two movies.
Um...yeah, it's a good bet that yes, I'll come back. I think that'll be the case, unless they decide to not let me do it. That would be their call, but right now, I'd love to be able to do it.
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