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Wednesday 4 May 2016

Sangster: Maze Runner was tough

Published 22/09/2013

Thomas Sangster filmed The Maze Runner in hot and humid conditions
Thomas Sangster filmed The Maze Runner in hot and humid conditions

Thomas Sangster has revealed he didn't mind the hot and humid conditions of the Deep South when he filmed The Maze Runner - because it made it feel more real.

The Phineas And Ferb star has finished shooting the big-screen adaptation of James Dashner's book in Louisiana with co-stars Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Dylan O'Brien.

"It was wonderful. I loved it, but some of the others were complaining because it is very hot - not so much the heat, but the humidity. If you sweat, you never dry because it literally sticks to you. But I really liked it," said the 23-year-old.

Thomas, who voices Ferb Fletcher in the Disney XD animated series, said the heat lent an air of authenticity to the shoot.

"I t puts you in the moment, because we're supposed to be in the middle of this field and we really are in the middle of a giant field with five different types of venomous snakes and deadly spiders," he continued.

"And when you sweat, you really sweat. It's not make-up or someone spraying you, and I liked that. That makes it much more fun to me."

Thomas, who stars as Jojen Reed in historical fantasy series Game Of Thrones, admitted his fame doesn't affect his everyday life.

"I can carry on with everyday life to a certain extent. When I was in America, Game Of Thrones had just screened and that became the main thing I was recognised for. It's unbelievable how many people watch that show. And I get recognised for Love Actually quite a bit," he said.

:: Phineas And Ferb is shown on Disney XD.

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