USA Today Interviews Barnes, Dinklage

Posted January 20, 2008 8:01 pm by fantasia_kitty

Peter in Battle

Peter in Battle

From USA Today’s interview with Peter Dinklage: Peter Dinklage has steadfastly avoided the sorts of roles that Hollywood tends to offer an adult actor who is 4-foot-5. Santa’s elves, evil leprechauns, hobbit doubles. So it is meaningful that he is willingly decked out like a warrior garden gnome in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the second film based on C.S. Lewis’ seven-part book series. Not even three hours of makeup each morning could discourage Dinklage as he was transformed into Trumpkin, the doubting red dwarf who joins the fight to reclaim Narnia.
Read the rest of this interview here.

From USA Today’s interview with Ben Barnes: The first film inspired by C.S. Lewis’ seven-part Chronicles of Narnia had much to offer beyond The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. There was the faun (James McAvoy’s sweet Mr. Tumnus), the talking beavers and Santa, too. But with a quartet of mostly unseasoned child actors as the Pevensie kids, the 2005 release was severely lacking in an elixir that fuels many fantasy epics: sex appeal. But that was then. This is wow. Ben Barnes, 26, the British newcomer who plays the title role in Prince Caspian, has visitors to the film’s Internet Movie Database message board virtually drooling. Anna Popplewell, who co-stars as Susan, says Barnes might need to invest in bodyguards soon. “He’s very gorgeous,” says the actress, 19.
Read the rest of this interview here.

Both interviews will probably appear in tomorrows edition of USA Today.

UPDATE: We now have scans from the newspaper (click image below)

USA Today Scan

USA Today Scan