Ben Barnes portrays the younger version of acting legend Jeremy Irons’ character in the film The Words. Irons is an author who lost a world-changing manuscript and Bradley Cooper is the man who found it decades later and published it as his own. Movie Fanatic caught up with Barnes for an exclusive video interview to get inside collaborating with a legend.
When asked how hard it was to channel a powerhouse like Irons, the UK actor responded quickly. “What if I inspired him?” he asked and winked. “My character’s younger, so I came first.”
Barnes is one smart actor and his work thus far should give credence that this guy is going to have a long career.
From scoring the part of Andrew in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and the sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, to his work in his latest film (brilliantly seen in The Words trailer) and his upcoming The Big Wedding that finds him starring opposite Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Robin Williams... Barnes is breaking big.