From that kid in Son of Rambo to comedy Kenny in We Are The Millers; Brit star Will Poulter's certainly risen through the ranks. We caught up with him to talk Baftas, supermodel BFFs and his new blockbuster film role.
Ahead of the release of the hotly-anticipated The Revenant, in which he stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, and next year’s terrifying reboot of Stephen King’s It, we caught up with Will Poulter…
1. He’s a convincing a baddie (although he’s really a goodie).
‘Gally (his character in The Maze Runner) is a real arsehole; the closest thing to a villain, which I was keen to do. Although it was difficult being violent towards Dylan O’Brien (the lead hero, Thomas) who is the nicest, funniest, guy.’
2. He went To Comic Con – And Survived.
‘It’s the most mental thing I’ve experienced in my life. You’ve never seen excitement like it, it’s incredible, just girls crying and screaming. When Dylan walks into a room, the tears and fainting just starts.’
3. His Eyebrows Are Almost As impressive As Cara’s
‘Cara Delevingne and I took an eyebrow selfie. We both have prominent eyebrows, but her’s are much better than mine. Maybe we should do a swap. It was exciting to work with her on (forthcoming film) Kids In Love.’
4. He Gave His BAFTA (For 2014 Rising Star) To His Mum, Natch
‘It sits on my mum’s mantelpiece. I mean, she drove me to all the auditions when I was younger.’
5. He’s (Quietly) Competitive
‘This is a business and no one enters a race not to finish first. I wouldn’t say I’m in it for the competition, but I’m certainly not just in it to coast along. I want to be the best I possibly can be.’
6. Yep… He’s A Grafter, Alright
‘I think I’m slightly OCD. I’ll be desperate to get a part but as soon as I do, the sense of pride wears off almost immediately and fear of not doing a good job sets in. I’ll think, “this is a dream come true,” and then, “it’s not ok until I get a good review”‘.
7. He’s About To Become The Stuff Of Your Nightmares
Yes, because Will Poulter is set to star as evil clown Pennywise in a – if you’ve seen the original and are still not over the trauma of being scared out of your mind by it – some might argue, superfluous, reboot of Stephen King’s utterly beyond-terrifying horror, It.