Jamie Campbell Bower talks with PopEater.com about working with Sir Ian McKellen on the AMC remake of The Prisoner:
What was it like working with McKellen?
Terrible. Ugly, awful. No, he’s amazing. And it was such an honor and a blessing to have spent four months with him in the desert plains of Africa. He is a kind man, he is a very giving man and he’s good fun as well. He kept us all together and he kept us all sane when we were working. He was just making sure that all of us were all right. It was an absolutely blessing and an absolute honor.
What’s it like as a young actor who, so early on in your career, has had the chance to work these stars like McKellen and Johnny Depp?
It’s amazing. I mean it’s super to be able to work, and even more super to be able to work with people who you’ve admired for your entire life. I feel incredibly honored and I’m so excited on whatever job it is that I’m doing. But to be able to work with someone that you really really respect and admire is just amazing, really amazing.
Read the full Q&A, including what it’s like to star in both the Twilight series and the Harry Potter series and his band’s “accessible rock music,” here.