ComingSoon.net Interviews Skandar Keynes

Posted November 1, 2010 11:51 am by fantasia_kitty

ComingSoon has posted their fourth interview in their Voyage of the Dawn Treader series. Today it’s Skandar Keynes!

CS: This book seems to be the favorite of most people who are a fan of the series. Is that true for you as well?
Keynes:
Yeah, well it’s funny because the second one didn’t do as much business as the first one, but the book wasn’t as well known. Quite often I’d be talking to people and they would ask if we were going to make a second film. I would tell them, “Yes, it’s in the cinemas now.” The same people would want to know when they would be making “Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” It’s great because so many people I’ve talked to seem so enthusiastic about this film. The second one didn’t quite meet the expectations even though it made so much money. You’ve got to think that it made so much money and people went to see it and nobody really hated it. I’m excited to do a movie that people are more enthusiastic about.

CS: How do you think your character has changed since the previous movies?
Keynes:
He’s continued on the path that he did when he changed from the first and second. He’s now even more sure of [himself]. He’s trying to now become a leader, but Caspian is still there and that’s where the contention lies. He’s completely grown up and he’s a completely different person than he was in the first film.

CS: Would you want to do another “Narnia” film or another film perhaps?
Keynes
: I’m not scheduled to do another “Narnia” film. If James Bond suddenly gets offered to me I’ll think I’ll take it, but other than that I don’t know.

You can read the full interview on ComingSoon.net here.

And if you missed their other interviews, here they are. Georgie Henley. Ben Barnes. Michael Apted.

43 Comments For This Story

  • Quinlin says:

    It’s great to finally hear from Skandar and it’s interesting to hear his point of view of VDT. It seems everyone from the cast are big fans of this book and at least he says he’s more certain that this film will do well….I just hope he’s right!

  • SnowingRoses says:

    So, Edmund also is in competition with Caspian, only where Peter just seemed confident in PC, Ed is even more so than he used to be? Whaaat?
    Skandar… as James Bond? 🙂

    • Aslan's Meadow says:

      I’m hoping that the ‘contention’ as he called it isn’t as persistent as the one between Caspian and Peter. It might just be a natural instinc that he would like to take his place again, or it might be some blown up problem..aka Peter.

      It’s sad that Edmund doesn’t have any more ‘Narnian’ movies lined up…and he won’t for a while. 🙁

      Definitally cool that a lot of people want to see the film.

      • Fire Fairy says:

        Don’t forget that Edmund contends with Caspian over authority at Deathwater in the book.

      • Princess Lucy says:

        Edmund is still in other two narnia books…the horse and his boy and the last battle…so i’m sure he means for a while he’s not scheduled to reprise…as the the silver chair and the magician’s nephew will be made before the other two…

  • headstrong. says:

    skandar ♥

  • Namira says:

    I was slightly nervous about the competition remark between Edmund and Caspian. We saw that in Prince Caspian between Peter and Caspian and it was a bit much. We do not need yet again to roosters and one hen house. I know that do that macho bit on goldwater island. I just hope it is more of a hint of competition…nervous.

  • Lilli'sBFF says:

    I would see that Bond movie…
    Not High King, just King Edmund.

  • Northernranger says:

    Great interview. I am so happy that we only have to wait 40 more days!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we just need one with Will. Keep the story of Aslan alive.

    • Shastafan says:

      Yeah, I’d also love to hear from Will! I hope they asked him what he thought of the other actors’ characters! Go Narnia! 😀

  • FriendOfNarnia2 says:

    I don’t think we have nearly as much evidence that there is a rivalry between Edmund and Caspian, as we did that there was a power struggle between Peter and Caspian. I don’t think we have much to worry about. I mean look at the sword fight Edmund and Caspian are having. They actually look like they are having fun. 🙂

  • Michael says:

    Good interview. Not scheduled to do another Narnia film? If they do make THAHB, i think they should take will, anna, skandar, and georgie as actors for THAHB. Besides, by the time they make it, in real life they may be old enough to do it.

  • Narnian Meerkat says:

    Sweet! Glad I got to hear from Skandar. 🙂 (Like the pic of him swordfighting Caspian. ;))
    But. . .yeah, wouldn’t Skandar be in The Horse and His Boy? That’s like my third favorite Narnia book!

    • Fire Fairy says:

      Just because he’s not scheduled for it right now doesn’t mean he isn’t going to be in it. It’s probably because they are still unsure as to what movie will be next.

  • LL says:

    Love this interview and it’s wonderful to see what Skandar says about Ben.
    <3

  • Shy Galadriel says:

    Ha ha ha ha!!! Oh… James Bond. No. Not likely Skandar… sorry.
    On the upside, here is the interview everybody wanted! 😉

  • AslanIsOnTheMove says:

    Those of you worried about a PC Peter repeat SPOILER!!!I can’t remember which story book it is but it mentions Caspian telling Edmund he’s been like a brother to him before they go to Dark Island. Also, they get captured together at Narrowhaven, and what about the VBS clips? There in 2/3 of those clips they are together and there’s no feel of friction between them. END OF SPOILERS!!!
    Given all that I think there will be friction, which is normal, but I think it will be better handles and better resolved than in PC.

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    I hope he decides to do Horse and His Boy. LOVE YOU SKANDAR! 🙂

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    Heck YES!

  • Aslan's my Homeboy says:

    Yeah he is!

  • narnian resident says:

    haha thats funny i never really thought of them getting "stuck on the ship". and the James Bond thing? i got a kick out of that 🙂

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    wow. Disney is so greedy. Everyone, Skandar, my family and the whole world thought PC made a good profit. :/

    But wow, Skandar is pretty decent. Doesn’t sound full of himself either 🙂

    Oh, you know guys by him saying ‘not scheduled’ for another Narnia movie. Neither LB nor HaHB have been greenlit yet, so how COULD he be scheduled for that? 🙂 I am VERY sure though that, William, Anna, Georgie, and Skandar would ALL jump off a cliff to play in HaHB and LB! 🙂 But Fox most certainly MUST be sure that DT doesn’t ‘sink’. You can’t expect them to make a movie that’s going to cost them more than they can earn 🙂 But this movie looks so, so, so promising! 😀

    • HighQueenofNarnia says:

      Well, I should hope they wouldn’t jump off a cliff, otherwise they couldn’t be in the film! 😉

  • Aslan's Girl says:

    Contention: (n) The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate

    Oh dear.

  • lilims says:

    He just has that spark ;]

  • laiikeynes says:

    i love watching narnia…its good and enjoyable..=)

  • narnian at heart says:

    very nice;)

  • Annabeth says:

    awww, we’ll miss u skandar. 🙁

  • pselpevensie says:

    awesome interview!
    i really hope skandar keeps acting <3 (would love to see him in James Bond 🙂 )

  • juliet says:

    i look forward to a battle between Edmund and caspian. That would be awesome. 🙂 he he

  • lah says:

    ameiiiiiiii a reprtagem!!!!!!!!!

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