Thanks to Nicole for the heads up.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has talked publicly about the physical transformation he undertook to play Milo, a slave turned gladiator, but little did we know he’d be so … exposed. We’re worlds away from The Wall.
“This is the first scene you see me in. It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look,” Harington said. “It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on.” Perhaps unfortunately for us, this isn’t his uniform. “It’s a costume I don’t actually wear for the rest of the film, but it’s an establishing one.”
“The differences, and why I was interested in the role, were that Milo is completely set on vengeance rather than honor and justice,” Harington said. “He’s an angry, angry man who doesn’t care what he does. For a large part of the film, he’s driven by pure rage.” Harington said he met Anderson in Los Angeles this past January to discuss the character and the film. “He’s a very aesthetic director, Paul. He’s very visual. And he showed me pictures of different volcanoes in eruption and pictures from Pompeii. I kind of liked the way he was selling the movie to me as a very beautiful visual story as well as having character arcs.”
Read the full article here on EW.