Douglas Booth is a known entity across the pond for his roles in Great Expectations and The Pillars of the Earth. Stateside, Douglas Booth is mostly known as that guy who appeared in the Burberry ads with Emma Watson. He’s practically unheard of unless you saw that hot mess of a movie LOL starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. I could only stomach 30 minutes of it while bored one night browsing Netflix. With high profile projects in the pipeline, the 21-year-old Brit’s star status is about to soar.
This Fall, Booth takes on the iconic role of Romeo in another movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s most romantic work. Next year, he’ll star in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic, Noah starring Russell Crowe. He’s currently filming Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
GQ taps the rising star for a Fall editorial showing off the upcoming season’s hottest trend- cargo pockets. Yup, the utilitarian look is back but in a sleeker and more fashionable silhouette. Check out his spread shot by Matthew Brookes below, along with a few quotes from the accompanying interview.
On Wardrobe Malfunctions During Filming Romeo & Juliet
“I swear I split my pants a million times down the crotch when I was fencing. The poor costume girls had to spend many an hour, fixing up my crotch.”
On Taking The Role of Romeo
“It’s really intimidating but it’s exciting and it’s an honor. I tried to forget about playing “Romeo” in Romeo and Juliet and just think about him as a normal guy, as a normal character, and just try and approach him the same I would every other character.”
On Upcoming Roles In Noah and Jupiter Ascending
“At the end of last year, I finished Darren Aronofsky’s next film, Noah. It was an amazing job; it’s going to be an epic and Darren is such a talented filmmaker. I just finished Jupiter Rising – the Wachowskis, they’re directing it. This is their return to sort of more Matrix-y fare, a cross between Star Wars and The Matrix.”
On Keys To Success
“I just want to be challenged, I want to keep challenging myself and I’d love to have another challenge as big as playing Boy George [in 2010’s Worried About the Boy]—whether or not it’s changing yourself physically like that or just pushing yourself to a certain extreme. I get bored quite easily so I like to keep my mind entertained by challenging myself.”
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