The 36-year-old actor revealed to Mr. Porter that not only did he have a new-found respect for David Beckham after working with him, but he also found himself crushin’ on him. Whether this is true or simply just a savvy marketing ploy to promote King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, I don’t care. The visual is a nice fantasy 😉
On David Beckham
“David Beckham asked me my opinion a few times on different bits and bobs. I don’t know if it was any help or not, but I was really blown away. It became very clear why and how Beckham’s become the phenomenon that he has. Because he showed up determined to do a good job. He’d worked with a dialect coach, and maybe an acting coach. I sort of anticipated, well, he’s a superstar. This is not his primary or even his secondary focus; this is just a bit of a giggle for him. But that work ethic just shone through. And that, combined with him just being humble and kind and accessible, was very endearing. I’m not a football man, so upfront, I didn’t really have a strong feeling one or way or another. But by the time he left, I had a little bit of a crush on him. He was pretty f–king cool.”
In addition to Beckham, the Sons of Anarchy actor talks about health fads, therapy and exiting Fifty Shades of Grey.
On Leaving Fifty Shades Of Grey
“It was a difficult decision, but I think it was the right decision. But I really struggled. I mean, I’m incredibly indecisive when it comes to those big, big work decisions – and really, all decisions. I feel like we’re just f–king inundated with having to make decisions in our lives, and it’s somewhat relentless.
For more, head over to Mr. Porter. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives in theaters May 12. Check out the recently-released final trailer below.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer