Jamie Campbell Bower making his West End debut in the upcoming musical version of Bend It Like Beckham which he play as football coach Joe.
He speak with Digital Spy also spoke in another subject like his band and The Mortal Instruments, too
The original film has become a cult favourite. Were you a fan?
“Yeah, of course. For me, it was a point in time when I was growing up. I was either turning a teenager, or had just turned into a teenager, and obviously I was madly in love with Keira Knightley. One of the first movies that she did was a film called The Hole, and this [Bend It Like Beckham] came shortly after that, so I was obviously going to watch that, because she was two years older than me, which was a delight. I loved the movie, of course I loved it, it was a riot.”
People might be surprised to hear this is your West End debut after seeing you in Sweeney Todd. Have you been wanting to do this for a while?
“Yeah, this is my West End debut. This is the first time being on stage since school – well, not doing a theatre show. It’s pretty nerve-wracking. Since Sweeney, people have always asked me if I would go back and do a musical, and my response is, ‘If the right thing came along, if something that I felt was going to be beneficial to an audience, fun for me to do, and a challenge’.
“People might see it as a bit of a change, but I think my career, in terms of what I’ve done throughout the almost eight or nine years that I’ve been working now, I’ve always looked for projects that try to be different, or characters that have been different. It definitely adds a new dimension in terms of me, personally, growing up, becoming I’m more of a man than I was, I’m challenging myself a lot more.
“I’m much more accepting of challenges now. For a long time, I was quite afraid of challenges, a difference – change is always scary. So this came along at a time where I was coming around to the idea of a change.” Continue reading