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Ready to be king

Teen heartthrob Ben Barnes reprises his role as King Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The 29-year-old explains why he couldn’t wait to be king.

hollywood Updated: Dec 07, 2010 01:18 IST
Hindustan Times

What’s the best part about being King? Is there anything in the book you were particularly excited about doing?

There’s the beginning where King Caspian dives in and saves Lucy, there’s all the cool stuff with the golden pawn. I think the Lucy stuff, and the monopods where she goes to the Professor’s room and sees her past, that was cool.

How is Caspian different in this film?
The accent is gone. Andrew Adamson always said he was filming the Narnia films how he imagined them, and not make a perfect imaging of the book. The new director decided he should sound English since the author is British.

A lot of that stuff is visual FX this time...
It’s all very fantastical though, and I think just to be a part of that is exciting. They’ve made it a bit younger again and more fantasy world like the first one.

Post your success as Prince Caspian, how do you manage to keep up your confidence and go ahead in life?
I think the best way is to keep practicing, and keep polishing your acting skills whether its theatre or a new film.

First Published: Dec 06, 2010 16:59 IST