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Ben Barnes hot for witches

Ben Barnes likes it when women show their darker side.

The Stardust actor can next be seen in fantasy film Seventh Son, about a young apprentice learning to fight evil spirits.

He's a big fan of the genre, particularly the mythical creatures involved.

"It's a challenge, because you're tasked with making a world the audience isn't familiar with seem real to them," he explained to German magazine Jolie when asked why he enjoys fantasy so much.

"On the other hand, your imagination can run wild - I love that! And let's be honest: fantasy creatures like witches are sexy. I think it's great that we have so many strong female characters in this film. I like that they show their dark side; that's attractive and dangerous at the same time."

The 33-year-old is currently believed to be single, but has been linked to Amanda Seyfried and Tamsin Egerton in the past.

Alongside love, bravery is a big topic in his latest movie. In keeping with this, Ben revealed what sums up the notion for him.

"For me, bravery is being honest with yourself, not pretending to be someone you're not and making your own decisions," he listed.

"That's often quite a challenge, particularly in the showbiz world I live in."

And Ben knows what it's like to feel like an outsider, as he had to deal with bullying at school. Luckily, his parents were there for him.

"My father used to tell me, 'Success is the best form of revenge.' I'll always remember that," he smiled.

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