Ben Barnes is featured in the new actor portfolio for VMAN magazine’s summer 2009 issue #14, on stands May 14.
The 27-year-old British actor just premiered his new film, Easy Virtue, a loose adaption of a Noël Coward play, in which Ben and costars Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jessica Biel find themselves caught up in a Jazz Age war of culture and class at an opulent British estate.
“I studied literature in school, and I’d read a fair amount of Coward,” notes Ben. “But I had never heard of this play. Probably because it’s so bad. I was really skeptical about taking the part until I realized that they had changed basically everything.”
Soon, he’ll shoot third Narnia installment. “Back in the saddle,” Mr. Barnes quips.
But Ben says he’s ready for roles that will take him out of costume and closer to the edge. “Maybe I can use the Internet to my advantage,” he muses. “A sex tape, perhaps?” Stay tuned.
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