Grazia magazine has published an exclusive interview with Jamie Campbell Bower on Having Laughs With Mario Testino & A Kanye West Bromance
Grazia Daily: Do you find it tricky deciding what to wear for an event like this?
Jamie: I’ve had a stressful day so putting this on was the most calming part it. I might have to do to go to Oslo later for work, but nobody knows for sure yet.
Grazia Daily: What are you working on at the moment?
Jamie: We’re releasing a record in the middle of the year and there are some other things going on that I can’t really talk about…
Grazia Daily: What a tease! But we can talk about your starring role in the Burberry campaign. How was that?
Jamie: The best bit for me was being on set with Mario [Testino] because I’ve known him since I was 17 when we did a shoot together about young Londoners. So I get on set [for Burberry] and start cracking jokes with him, but the other models had never met him so were like, “How come you’re being so rude with Mario?” [laughs]. I had to tell them not to worry and I wasn’t going to get kicked off set because we’ve known each other for a good eight years. That was really funny.
Grazia Daily: Is Mario a good laugh then?
Jamie: Yeah he is. He’s a lovely man and makes me feel really comfortable. There’s only two photographers that can really do that and one is him and the other is Rankin. I would do anything for either of them.
Grazia Daily: So now you’re a Burberry campaign star, how does it feel to follow in the footsteps of a style legend like Romeo Beckham?
Jamie: Oh man, I mean that is hard-core. As you can see, I’ve got the nose ring and that’s part of his look now. He just takes it out for when he goes outside [laughs].
Grazia Daily: Malaika Firth is our new model crush. What she’s like to work with?
Jamie: Malaika is amazing and so is Jean Campbell, who I’m semi-related to because of the Scottish Campbell clan [who knew?!]. We’ve got a great group of girls and it’s sweet to go on set with people and then end up being friends with them afterwards.
Grazia Daily: As for the Burberry show, who would you love to make front row friends with?
Grazia Daily: It could be anyone. Kanye West perhaps?
Jamie: Do you think Kanye and I would get along well? I can see that being a budding bromance.
Jamie Campbell Bower attending Harvey Weinstein’s Pre-BAFTA Dinner In Partnership With Burberry & Grey Goose held at Little House Mayfair in London, England on February 14.