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Robert Pattinson interviews Jamie Bell for ‘Interview Magazine’   Leave a comment

Robert Pattinson interviewed Jamie Bell for the latest issue of Interview magazine.


When, at only 13, Jamie Bell leapt into the collective consciousness with his debut role in 2000’s Billy Elliot, the young dancer from Northeast England had no idea what was to come. In the 15 years since, Bell has both grown up and quietly amassed a very mature body of work, partnering with some of the most inventive directors in the biz, from Steven Spielberg (The Adventures of Tintin, 2011) to Clint Eastwood (Flags of Our Fathers, 2006), and Peter Jackson (King Kong, 2005) to Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, 2011), among others.

Of late, Bell has gone bigger and bolder, playing a sooty rebel in Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 postapocalyptic train thriller Snowpiercer and, that same year, doing dark comedy as a coke-y cop in Filth, adapted from the Irvine Welsh novel. Last year, Lars von Trier enlisted the actor to explore his dominant side as a sadist-for-hire opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg in Nymphomaniac: Volume II; and Bell has also dabbled in the prestige TV drama, with AMC’s Revolutionary War espionage thriller Turn: Washington’s Spies, which recently wrapped its second season.

This month, Bell, 29, is going full superhero, as the massive rock warrior Ben Grimm, a.k.a. Thing, in Josh Trank’s update of Fantastic Four, with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan. But as he tells his buddy and fellow English expat, Robert Pattinson, connecting the dots in Bell’s wide-strewn Hollywood career hasn’t always been so clear.

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