TWIST just got off the phone with Nicholas Hoult! We got the inside scoop on his new movie Jack the Giant Slayer, what the vibe was like on set and how he's been a hero in real life! Check out our exclusive convo below, and make sure to go see Jack the Giant Slayer in theaters March 1!
TWIST: Can you tell us more about the Jack the Giant Slayer?
Nicholas Hoult: The film takes place in a medieval, mythical setting, where there's an ancient race of giants that have been banished to an island in the sky. The princess of the kingdom ends up being captured by the giants and Jack goes on a mission to try and rescue her!
TWIST: Tell us about your character, Jack!
NH: Jack is loyal, he's brave, he's determined, he's a good guy, and he's hardworking. He's trapped at the beginning of the story -- he isn't going anyplace. Basically, he's a boy that's never really left his village and he manages to become a hero along the way.
TWIST: How are you similar to or different from him?
NH: I'd like to think that his determination and his willingness to go the extra mile for what he thinks is right -- I hope I have those qualities. But, he's a lot braver than I'd ever be: If a giant beanstalk erupted out of the ground and there were rumors about giants being up there, there's part of me that would like to believe that I would offer myself up to try and save someone, but that's pretty terrifying!
TWIST: Can you tell us about the romance between Jack and the princess?
NH: Yes the princess is a fun and great character -- she's not the typical princess at home, living alone and standing around. She's out and having adventure and she doesn't want to be cooped up in the palace. They help each other to grow up and learn about what they can both achieve in life.
TWIST: What was the vibe like on set?
NH: It was a good vibe on set. It was laid-back, everyone enjoyed each other and there was a good mix of age groups and people from different places.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite scene?
NH: Obviously from a guy's perspective, the final attack is pretty cool. It's pretty exciting and quite epic!
TWIST: Has there ever been a time that you've needed to be a bit heroic in your own life?
NH: Yes, I suppose once, when I was a little bit younger and I was surfing and I saved my little sister. There was a bit of a strong undercurrent and I paddled out and got her. I'm not a great swimmer, but I'd give myself a six out of 10 for heroism there!
TWIST: What will TWIST readers love about the film?
NH: It's fresh and visually pretty stunning. Everyone wants to go off on an adventure and experience something new, so I think they'll just get swept up in this magical fairy tale. Hopefully they'll get a laugh as well -- it's pretty funny!
TWIST: Thanks so much for chatting with us!
NH: Thank you!