Belfast Telegraph

Booth: Good looks lose me roles

Douglas Booth has revealed his good looks are more likely to lose him acting roles than help him get ahead.

The 21-year-old British actor, who has modelled for Burberry, stars as Romeo in a new film version of Rome And Juliet, but he does not want to become known just for being a heartthrob.

Douglas revealed: "One of the things you get most is, 'You're too good-looking to play this part.'."

But the young actor is taking inspiration from Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

He said: "When Leonardo DiCaprio started, he was this huge heartthrob but he was like, 'Right, I'm not going to settle for being that. I'm going to have a very varied and interesting career that I'll create and carve out.' That's a very respectful path and one I'd like to emulate."

Douglas already has a string of movies coming up next year, including sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum, the big-screen version of the play Posh, and Darren Aronofsky's epic Noah, with Russell Crowe in the title role.

Douglas revealed: "He was still singing Les Mis songs [on set]. I think it was still fading out of his system. Russell's very sociable. He's always, 'Come back to my trailer mate, have a drink'."

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph