Here’s what the 36-year-old English actor had to share with the mag:
On his upcoming film Geostorm: “It’s a chance to be in a film that maybe someone will actually see. What starts to happen if you do too many obscure independent films is that you can’t make any more obscure independent films because you can’t help those films get funding.”
On his love for music and being in a band: “It was our dream, all we did was talk about it and rehearse. Then we did gigs and all the kids from school would come to see us. I was like, ‘What are you doing, stay here and do the band!’ And they were like, ‘No, we’ve got to get our maths degrees and become engineers!’ I was left back at home. It was a bit of a lost year for me. I was working in a restaurant by a motorway, washing pots.”
On Kidnapping Freddy Heineken: “I had this great experience where I had to sit in a cell with Anthony Hopkins. I’m wearing a Balaclava, he’s chained to a wall and he gives this incredible monologue. I just sit there with my arms folded, not talking. We shot that all day. It was a front-row seat at the Anthony Hopkins show. And then he came up to me at the end, and thanked me for being such a great actor. He goes, ‘You were terrific, thank you.’ I was like, ‘I didn’t do anything, man!’ What a dude.”
For more on Jim, visit MrPorter.com!