Max Irons Twitterview

Max Irons did a Twitterview (Twitter Interview) on Thursday 3 March 2011 with @wbpictures and answered a few questions from fans. Scroll down to read the full transcript…

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Here is the transcript:

Q:  What was your favorite part about being able to work with Catherine Hardwicke as your director?

Max:  She’s got a child-like imagination and an infectious energy, which is what you need when you’re doing a movie about a wolf.

Q:  Did you ever read Little Red Riding Hood when you were little?

Max:  I never read it. I would have been told it, but the thing about fairy tales is that you never remember the first time you heard it.

Q:  What are the differences and similarities between the Little Red Riding Hood story and the film?

Max: Forget what you know about Little Red Riding Hood and leave it at the door. Ours is much edgier and darker and far more exciting.

Q:  What was it like working with the legendary Gary Oldman?

Max:  It was amazing watching a seasoned professional like him. You learn so much.

Q:   How did you guys make the characters you played in Red Riding Hood your own? Were they easy to connect with?

Max:  Aside from the wolf, which requires the imagination, a love triangle in one form or another is something I’m sure we’ve all experienced.

Q:   What do you look for in a girl? Does she need to wear a red hood? LOL

Max:  Yes, she has to wear a red hood. It’s incredibly important.

Q:  Given the choice, would you rather be a werewolf or a vampire? Why?

Max:  I’d rather be a robot. Way cooler.

Q:  What was the most embarrassing moment while filming Red Riding Hood?

Max:  Amanda Seyfried, at any opportunity, tries to embarrass you. So many. Mainly about me being English.

Q: If you could have played any character in film history or worked with any actor/director, who would it be?

Max:  I would have liked to work with Stanley Kubrick. I’ll get back to you re: character.

Q: You have chosen this career despite your parents’ “optimistic remarks”. Have you ever experienced what they warned you about?

Max:  Good question. Yes. You know, acting is an unstable business. You have to have thick skin and remember why you’re doing what you do.

Q: What was your favorite set/scene of the movie? Or your favorite prop you were able to use? Why?

Max:  Riding through a forest on a massive white stallion. Not really a prop, but hey, good fun.

Q:  When will you be on the London stage again? You are so brilliant.

Max:  As soon as possible. When I have acting dreams, it always involves stage.

Q:  Do you have a Twitter of your own???

Max:  I don’t. Wouldn’t know what to do with it.

Q:  Any fun memories from set?

Max:  Listening to Gary Oldman endlessly, I mean ENDLESSLY, singing Beatles covers.

Q:  If you could only take one item with you on an island, what would it be?

Max:  A special girl.

Q:  Finally, why should everyone go see Red Riding Hood on March 11th?

Max: Because it’s going to be a dark re-imagining of something that means so much to people. Plus we’ve got an amazing cast.

 

 

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Max Irons on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Max Irons was a guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on 1 March 2011.

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Red Riding Hood in Fangoria Magazine

Max Irons’s film Red Riding Hood is featured in Fangoria Magazine. Click on the photos for larger images.

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Max Irons in Nylon Magazine

Max Irons is featured in the March 2011 issue of Nylon Guys magazine.

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Boys’ Night Out: Max Irons in Women’s Wear Daily

Boys’ Night Out: Max Irons – EyeScoop – Celebrity Photos, Fashion and Lifestyle News – WWD.com.

What is it with actors wanting to fly planes? There was a list a few weeks ago in some weekly tabloid that rounded up all the celebrities with pilot’s licenses. Maybe mastering the sky is a way to reclaim the control they’re constantly giving up to movie directors, film studios, publicists, etc. In any case, Max Irons would like to get in on that one day. “I’ve always wanted to be a fighter pilot,” says Irons, 25. “But I don’t want to kill people. I’d hate to.”

So acting it is. Irons, the youngest son of Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack, will appear in “Red Riding Hood” (March 11), the dark, lusty thriller/fairy tale directed by Catherine Hardwicke, best known for turning Robert Pattinson into a demigod overnight with the original “Twilight” film. Irons plays Henry, one part of a very pretty love triangle, which also includes Amanda Seyfried, in the title role, and Shiloh Fernandez.

So he’s a heartthrob?

“Your words, not mine,” says Irons, on the line from Los Angeles, where he has just flown in from his home in London for an open-ended stint of press, press, meetings, press and meetings.

The thing about a phone interview is that, while immensely convenient for all involved, with it you forfeit your ability to observe and, most important, judge your subject up close and personal. By the sound of his voice, Irons is just lovely, all upbeat English charm, saying things like, “What’s that, love?” From the photos I’ve seen, he is gorgeous, or at least extremely photogenic, which is essential for a movie career. Even better, he tells me that he’s 6 feet 3 inches. And since everyone knows that Hollywood is the place where short guys go to thrive, things are looking good. He has his father to thank for the height.

At this point, you really can’t talk to Max Irons without much of the conversation winding up about Jeremy Irons. Not yet, anyway. But Max is prepared for those questions. He’s in the unique position of being a relative newcomer professionally but has spent his entire life around the business. He says he can’t quite pinpoint when he knew his parents were actors; it was more like “one of them was always absent, and they were always doing strange things in foreign countries.” As for when he realized they were famous, it was one summer spent in Portugal when his father was filming “The House of the Spirits” with Meryl Streep, and seven-year-old Max spotted a long lens in the bushes. “I told my dad, and he went out and threw a shovel at them, which I quite liked,” he says.

Doesn’t he find the whole thing bizarre? People in bushes, putting on makeup and pretending for a living?

“It is a really weird thing to do,” says Irons. “But it’s also a really fun thing to do. I mean, it’s fine when you’re a kid and someone runs into the playground and goes, ‘I’ve got this great game of pretend,’ and you play.…As an actor, getting to play, getting to use your imagination and be childish — it is weird but it’s wonderful.”

If he has to say, Irons classifies himself as a mama’s boy who has inherited his mother’s Irish sensibility, hopefully her work ethic, and what looks like her bone structure.

But fathers are always role models for their sons, even more so when the offspring chooses to follow in the family business. The list of sons of celebrities who have gone on to great acting careers (Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, um, Charlie Sheen) is even shorter than the list of celebrity pilots, a fact of which Max is acutely aware. His father told him so. “In England, nepotism as a concept is kind of despised,” says Irons. “Less so here, I’ve noticed. I can see why there’s a misconception that it’s easier when your parents are actors, but it doesn’t work out at all. In fact, it’s the reverse.”

The elder Irons has mostly imparted his wisdom with regard to the business side of the industry, leaving the technical for his son to learn on his own. “Acting advice is a bit like your parents teaching you how to drive a car,” says Max Irons. “You know they’re right, but you still kind of want them to shut up a bit.”

But if Max ever finds himself charged with nuancing the sexy side of a creepy character, he has several examples to look to from his father’s body of work, none of which have been off limits. “There is one I wish had been — it was called ‘Damage.’ Lots of sex scenes, which is quite hard,” says Irons.

I have not seen “Damage,” the 1992 Louis Malle film about a father (Irons) who falls for his son’s fiancée (Juliette Binoche), but a quick scan of IMDB.com turns up an image of Irons and Binoche sitting naked and intertwined Indian-style.

So this was a family screening?

“No…thank God,” says Irons. “I would have run out of the room screaming.”

 

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Max Factor: Max Irons

Max Factor: Max Irons

The new film ‘Red Riding Hood’ is based on a fairy tale, so it makes sense that its breakout star looks like *this*.

Meet Max Irons, Hollywood’s next Prince Charming

By Nicole Berrie | February 09, 2011

Max Irons

Who: Max Irons

Age: 25

Pedigree: The youngest son of Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons (famously dubbed the “thinking woman’s sex symbol”) and Irish actress Sinéad Cusack, Irons was beseeched by both parents to avoid a career in Hollywood. “They immediately said, ‘You will most likely have a life of unhappiness, financial turmoil, jealousy, and paranoia,’ ” says Irons, who studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Daniel Craig and Ewan McGregor are alums). “But when your parents give advice, your brain goes into a certain mode.”

Model beginnings: In 2006, photographer Mario Testino spotted Irons on the street and booked him in a Bur­berry campaign alongside Kate Moss. “This big black SUV pulled up and a man got out and said, ‘Hello…I’m Mario, and I’d like you to come meet me for a chat,’ ” Irons recalls, quickly adding, “Listen, I know what it sounds like, but don’t go there.”

The next Edward Cullen? Handpicked by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, who launched the careers of brooding heartthrobs Rob Pattinson and Emile Hirsch, Irons nabbed the role of Amanda Seyfried’s wealthy suitor in this month’s Red Riding Hood, a darkly sexy reboot of the beloved fairy tale. “When Max walked in to audition, I remember thinking, Oh, no,” Hardwicke says. “He’s 6’3″, drop-dead gorgeous, and has this crazy magnetism.” As for his acting ability? “Like Rob, Max is fearless and physically throws himself into a character. [But] is he capable of evil? Max has a soulful quality where he’s able to channel that.” Just don’t expect any bleary-eyed vamp sulking. “If you try to bring ‘teen drama,’ ” Irons says, “you end up doing nothing but pouting.”

True Brit: Even with impending It Boy status, the London native won’t be decamping to L.A. anytime soon. “I think it’s better to add an element of unavailability,” he says. He counts Johnny Depp as his role model—“because he’s bold and unpredictable and you never see actors like him in the gossip columns”—but has no plans to go Method. “I like to think that at the end of a show,” he says, “you can just take your costume off and go to the pub.”

 

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Max Irons in Vanity Fair Magazine

Max Irons is featured in the March 2011 issue (No. 607) of Vanity Fair magazine, in the U.S.

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Max Irons in V Magazine

V MAGAZINE featuring emerging actor Max Irons, and a montage of the new faces in Hollywood (such as Glee’s Chord Overstreet) in the upcoming issue of V MAGAZINE (issue #69): “The Discovery Issue”. *Please note that V does not hit newsstands until January 13th.

 

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Red Riding Hood Trailer – Starring Max Irons!

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Max Irons in L’Uomo Vogue

Max Irons is featured in an article and photo spread in the July/August 2010 issue of L’Uomo Vogue.

http://www.vogue.it/en/magazine/l-uomo-vogue/2010/07/max-irons

At 24, the son of the famous English actor Jeremy is ready for his début

Jeremy Irons‘ 24 year-old son, Maximilian, known as Max, is almost a newcomer to the silver screen.

His curriculum to date: three years of acting school, an appearance of just a few seconds in István Szabo’s Being Julia, a small part in Dorian Gray by Oliver Parker and two (equally small) parts in the theatre, in Mike Poulton’s Wallenstein last summer at the Minerva in Chichester and in Artist Descending a Staircase last December at the Old Red Lion in London.

Now his big chance comes from director Catherine Hardwicke who chose Robert Pattinson for Twilight, launching into the stratosphere a young English actor who, until then, could only boast a few appearances in the saga of Harry Potter.

Now it is Max’s turn, together with Shiloh Fernandez (a 25 year old American the director had already taken into consideration for the lead role in Twilight).  He has been chosen for the cast of a new project entitled Red Riding Hood, a Gothic horror rereading of the story of Little Red Riding Hood which will probably appear in American cinemas in April next year.

(In the picture: Max Irons. Trench Kenzo Homme; turtleneck Paul Smith)

Fabia di Drusco, from L’Uomo Vogue, July/August 2010 (n. 412), p. 342 – 347

Published:
07/15/2010

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