Jamie Bell leans over a chess board in this cool black and white photo from his August 2015 feature for Interview magazine.
The 29-year-old Fantastic Four star was interviewed for the piece by Robert Pattinson, who started off with “Let’s only talk about your personal life. Your crack usage. Who are you f-cking?”
On whether we’ll see his character The Thing’s face: “There is potential. There’s stuff in the comic books where Miles Teller‘s character, Reed Richards, develops technology where he can be changed back. My question, to filmmakers and to audiences around the world, is would they want that? It’s unlikely. But it’s possible.”
On watching himself on screen: “I don’t really enjoy watching any of my work at all. It’s useful, because you get to see what mistakes you think you made and what choices didn’t quite work out the way you wanted them to. But at the same time, it’s such an excruciating experience because it’s final. You can’t do anything about it. So the process of rewatching it becomes so pointless. To get me to sit down in a screening, you almost have to nail me to the f-cking floor.”
On choosing parts: “I think I have much more appreciation for directing and movies overall versus a performance or an actor. Their body of work is more interesting. It’s hard to define somebody by one movie. I mean, unfortunately, my entire life was basically made by Billy Elliot. It was kind of created by that one catalytic moment.”
For more on Jamie, visit InterviewMagazine.com.