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Ben has appeared in many movies including Split Decision, Stardust, Easy Virtue, Locked In and much more.

BB: There have been some very interesting parallels. KA: You’re really going for the iconic gay writers, aren’t you? But having said that, I think that for all the characters I’ve played-obviously Caspian-sexuality hasn’t been the most interesting thing about them. Ben Barnes KA: You think you’ve been waylaid with a lot of pressure lately as a rising star?

I don’t really see the point in making a film unless you can think of a good reason to do it. KA: Then what was it like playing the husband of Jessica Biel in ? Then I said, “But I think having a big film coming out will probably help that”-as a joke! I don’t know how you’re supposed to respond when people say things like that. BB: When you’re doing a film, people arealways telling you exactly what to do.

It’s hard to believe when looking at him, but Ben Barnes’s first stab at fame came in front of a microphone, and not a movie camera.

Barnes was 17 and living with his folks in Wimbledon, England, when talent-spotter Simon Fuller signed the young man up to his label, 19 Management.

BB: Yeah, but I’ve been working steadily at it since I left school, moving up the ranks, as it were.

When I first came out of university, I had my obligatory six months out of work and was pulling my hair out, wondering what the next step was. KA: Did you have any trepidation about playing a fantasy hero?

We live in this celebrity-obsessed, youth-obsessed culture, and it just seems to make a lot of sense to make this is the right term, but sort of at the beginning of getting attention from the media and from other people. BB: My brother is organizing a half marathon in London called Run to the Beat. They wanted me to do it to help promote the charity, but I can’t because I’ve got such terrible knees. BB: Actually, we were in the recording studio together just this morning. The dryness of the delivery was entirely sucked out. Certainly I don’t get any more attention on the street or in bars than I ever did. Literally, your own decisions are taken away from you. I just feel that musicians have a harder time than actors do. BB: I like the ones who just kind of do it for fun. It’s great if you’re not trying to pimp it out and exploit it for all it’s worth. BB: Well, I was in Japan a few times recently, doing karaoke, and there were a lot of Beatles songs flying around. BB: “Twist and Shout.” What I love is that they’d done two solid days of recording, and it was late in the evening on the second day, and John Lennon’s voice was completely shot, and he just completely went for it, ruining his voice for a week.

Dorian Gray is also somebody who, at the beginning, doesn’t want to be looked at, doesn’t really want to be noticed, but then begins to realize the power of youth and the power of people wanting to be around him. We were singing some songs together in this sort of ’20s jazz vibe, and it was so much fun. I’ve seen you quoted as saying something really cheesy like “I’m single and looking for a normal gal.”BB: Oh, no! It was obviously supposed to be a joke, but when I read it, it was like I was looking for the babes. After three months of publicity, you’ll get a menu and think, I don’t know what I want.

Barnes was dubbed the next teen heartthrob, but all too soon his singing career sank into a sorry sequence of dead notes that ended in 2003, when the band he teamed up with failed to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest.

He retreated to Kingston University, in London, where he studied English and drama.

BB: When they first showed me the publicity campaign, I said, “Is that sensible?

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