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.