Jamie’s new series Camelot premiere’s on Starz April 1st.
During a recent interview to promote Camelot, show creator/executive producer Chris Chibnall and The Twilight Saga star Jamie Campbell Bower talked about the process of casting, the training and sword fighting necessary for the role, the underlying love story, and presenting this world in a way that audiences have never seen before.
Jamie, you played a very interesting and somewhat pivotal role in The Prisoner, but now with Camelot, you’re moving into playing a very iconic character. What does it feel like to be stepping into such a high-profile role?
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER: I approached the part with fear and great trepidation. It’s a part that has been played many times. It’s a part that many people have done very well, and some have not done so well. I was scared about being such a high-profile character within a television show. It’s a very scary prospect, being on television for 10 hours and possibly doing this for an extended period of time. But, what we had in the cast and what we have throughout the show is a great love for one another. We supported each other. And, goodness knows, I needed support because there were times when I just felt like I didn’t know what I was doing or I was nervous, but we all had each other’s back, and Joseph [Fiennes] particularly was very helpful in helping me through and guiding me, like the shining light that he is.
To read the full interview visit Collider.