In an interview with MTV at WonderCon, Jamie Campbell Bower spilled that he has another role in a round case, is young Gandalf?? We think he’s so much consider in kind of Fantasy film! he might be joked but we hope to see.
“I will be playing a young Gandalf, indeed,” Jamie joked of the “Lord of the Rings” character. “That’s my next job. You can’t tell, but I’m in the process of growing out a very extensive beard.”
“What I love about the whole notion of sci-fi and fantasy is that it’s a comletely different world, but underneath everything, there’s a sort of reality that grounds it,”
“And people love to be taken out of their daily lives. I don’t want to use the word ‘mundane,’ but that sort of drudgery, sometimes. Sci-fi and fantasy offer that. It offers that of the person watching it and for me, which I love.”
Jamie Campbell Bower interview with Collider.com – watch clip below and also their transcript
Collider: How did you come to this project? Did you know anything about the book series, or did you just read the script and respond to it?
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER: I was in Los Angeles for pilot season and the script had been in development for awhile. They sent me through just the sides, actually, for an audition. I responded really well to the sides, and I really, really liked it. It was a real last-minute thing. I was due to leave the day after, and I did leave the day after. And then, I got a call-back for a screen test here, so upon getting the call-back for the test, I read the book. I read book 1 and 2, actually. I read book 1 quite fully, and then just went through book 2. And then, I did the test and got the role. That’s how I came to be involved in the madness.
Once you found out there were a series of books and that it could be a series of movies, did you ever have that moment of, “Oh, god, what did I get myself into?,” or were you already sold on it by then?
BOWER: I suppose that I focused on it as a one-by-one thing. Until we’re making movie 2 and until we’re making movie 3, we’re not in production for them. People ask, “Did you go through the subsequent books while you were shooting #1?,” and no is the answer. Yes, it’s great to have those there, but at the time we were shooting movie 1, I didn’t want to really cloud my vision of what movie 1 and book 1 is about.
Online interview plus screen capture while Jamie and Lily and Robert talking about ‘Mortal Instruments’ story
PageToPremiere make an interview with Jamie Campbell Bower during WonderCon Anaheim about Himself, His Character, Favorite Weapons, & Accents at WonderCon 2013
Collider.com has do an interview with Jamie Campbell Bower about his new film, City Of Bones and working on the set with real-life girl friend Lily Collins
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER: I tend to thrive on being misquoted. It’s the only way I sound good.
Question: I’m curious because you’ve been involved in some franchises before and this obviously could be a franchise. Were you a little bit nervous to sign on or were you more excited to sign on since you’ve been part of these other successful ones?
BOWER: I think I’m nervous to sign on to any job. I think when I was first approached about this, I wasn’t made aware of the fact that they were possibly thinking about making it into a franchise, so for me, it was — this was a one-film deal. If it goes for another two, if it goes for another three, however many, that’s great, but right now we’re focusing on this one and doing this one and getting that as good as I can make it rather than focus on it as a brand and making it into a brand.