The NarniaWeb Interviews: Georgie Henley and Will Poulter

Posted December 15, 2010 11:48 am by Tirian

While in London last week for the premier, I had the opportunity to interview several cast members. Here is my interview with Georgie Henley and Will Poulter. We talk about life as a celebrity, favorite moments on set, and how it feels to be moving on from Narnia (for Georgie). Watch for Georgie’s comment about “birthday beats” for Ben!

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56 Comments For This Story

  • Mayor Wilkins says:

    Great interview.
    These kids are great young actors. 😉

  • Dancinginrain says:

    Hahahaha birthday beats.

  • ~queenSUSAN~ says:

    I liked what they said about Twitter! 😀

  • Embrace says:

    Will is so intelligent and talented!
    Georgie is sweet and beautiful!
    I love them! 🙂

  • Greg says:

    These kids are amazing!

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    Aw! That’s neat! I really think Will’s a great kid. He’d be neat to meet! He’s *so* humble! 🙂 And Gerogie’s so cute! 🙂

    Wow. I REALLY hope to see a Silver Chair with the Hero as Eustace! 🙂

    • Gem says:

      Don’t forget Jill! I think she has a bigger part in SC than Eustace.

      • Pepper Darcy says:

        yeah, I agree! DEFINATELY! But I really like Will Poulter, as an actor (not as a crush kind of thing… I don’t do ‘crushes’) He seems like a really neat, polite kid, and I’m excited and pumped to see him in SC!

        I desperately can NOT wait to see Jill! I hope she has blonde, curly hair with a head band 🙂 I can SO see Jill just like that 😉 And freckles, I *luv* freckles. Ever since I saw Hiccup with freckles I’ve got this thing where freckles are so adoreable 🙂

      • Gem says:

        Oh, I totally agree, Will is an amazing actor and was, or is, brillant as Eustace. I can’t wait to see him either.
        No, I think Jill should have short light brown hair and thin bangs (with a headband) and pale skin. I think the only girl who should have curly blonde hair is Polly.

      • Fireflower says:

        Same here Pepper Darcy! I have always imagined Jill with curly, blonde, hair with freckles!

      • Fireflower says:

        OOPS. AND freckles!

      • Lady Polly says:

        I agree with your description of Jill, but considering that Will Poulter is about 17 NOW and it will be at LEAST 1 year before they make the next one, they will have to make her more grown-up than we imagine her/how she is in the book, and that will be to little-girlie 🙁

    • kamarkam says:

      Hey Gem, I have short brown hair with bangs, and I’m only a teeny bit older than Will…maybe I should be Jill! Haha, oh, how I wish.
      But yes, I do think Will was a great find as Eustace. I wasn’t so sure in the early stages of production, but after seeing the movie, I realized what a great actor he is! The way he said some of his lines just cracked me up.."I hope that wasn’t the British Consul."

      • Gem says:

        Me too, I was a bit worried at first, but he turned out perfectly.

      • jill pole says:

        why does jill have curl hair? lots of people talking about curls but straight hair<< i did some words with google translate so i hope it’s the good word "straight"
        in my eyes she have blond long hair and more I don’t know
        does anybody thinking the same about her?

  • Gem says:

    They both look so grown-up and act so mature! I’m still rather in shock of that, even with all the photos and interviews I’ve already seen.

    • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

      they are amazingly poised, and i’ve noticed will is talking way more, i wonder if georgie asked him to speak up more.

  • narnian resident says:

    i want them to make Silver Chair just so i can see Will act again 😀 he is one of the most talented actors i’ve ever seen and i want so bad to see him in another Narnia film, and much more see him as basically the hero of the story, and as a much nicer person 😛 he is just the sweetest, most humblest actor i’ve ever seen. not to mention a real cutie!

  • Dekkie says:

    Narnia has definitely been blessed with a great group of young actors and actresses, both on and off screen! They all seem so genuinely kind and fun to be around. 🙂

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    I just saw the other interview! That was pretty great! Skandar kept drinking that water 😉

    And then I caught another interview that was the three kids, same set, and it was 6:23 min. But I thought it was funny: name the cub Aslan, not Simba! GO Georgie! Aslan rules! 🙂

    Aw, all their talk about Lions… I really want to go hug a lion right now!

    And then when the guy on the interview that was 6:23 said cut, Skandar turned to Will instantly: ‘can you–‘ man, what was he gonna say? 🙂 LOL! Those were some of the best interviews, the one Tirian had, and this one, and the 6:23 min. one! 🙂

  • Hwin says:

    Blech, I can’t watch these right now! The joys of unpredictable internet. I shall have to wait, but I just want to say, one of the BIG reasons I really really want SC to be made is so that Will can be Eustace again 😀 He is such a great person (from what I can tell) and has amazing acting skills! He portrays Eustace Clarence Scrubb so perfectly!

    They had better get someone REALLY good for Jill!!! If they make SC, I will very much be looking forward to see who gets to play that part….

    • Swordebrithil12 says:

      I was thinking that if she could do a British accent, Annasophia Robb would be perfect for the role. The Silver Chair is my favorite and I just HAVE to see it as a movie!!!

      • Hwin says:

        I think Annasophia Robb is an amazing actress! But I personally am somewhat hoping that they will pick an actress that isn’t really ‘well-known’. All the others have been that way, and I think that they have all turned out quite fantastically!!! 😀

        I agree, SC is also my favorite book! I hope it will be made into a movie, but I guess you never really know…

      • Princess Lucy says:

        ANA SOPHIA RUBB….great suggestion….she does have that jill look…she needs to grow her hair longer and a fringe i think…who else would ever thought of her lol..hmmm not long before we all know the person hopefully 😉

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    Hey, what’s this? I don’t know if Narniawebbers already know about it but it’s the first time I’ve seen it.

    http://www.facebook.com/TheNarniaCodeDVD

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    Anyway, LOVE these interviews. I would love to join these movies one day. But that’s a distant hope.

    • Michael says:

      I would love too as well. Most likely the role of Shasta in HAHB.

      • Fan 4 Narnia says:

        I think I would make a great Jill Pole. Right age, height, look (wavy blonde hair), and I love to act (have a little experience). HEE, HEE!!!

      • Fan 4 Narnia says:

        Oh, and I can fake a really good British Accent. I’ve won speech competitions with it.!!! 🙂

  • Queen Su says:

    I love these actors…there so…normal. 🙂

  • Alambil and Tarvis says:

    AW. They’re so mature and very down-to-earth. 😀

  • lilims says:

    You should have asked Will if he remembers the 2 crazy girls from California on the 12th (Ice Palace) x)

  • J.J. says:

    I am so watching this. Thanks for the interview!

  • stateofgreen says:

    I still am impressed by how Georgie and Will come off so articulately in these interviews. I don’t know if it’s their education or who they were brought up (or maybe both) but they really come off very mature and down-to-earth people.

  • stateofgreen says:

    I still am impressed by how Georgie and Will come off so articulately in these interviews. I don’t know if it’s their education or how they were brought up (or maybe both) but they really come off very mature and down-to-earth people.

  • myowname says:

    hmmmm…. interesting standard. The series only has one way to go, thats up. This film, although close to the book, could have been a lot better.

  • Michael says:

    Great interviews!

  • FrecklefaceJill says:

    Georgie is so pretty! I really wish i could meet her in real life, ever since I saw the Lww when I was seven I’ve wanted to meet her…I’m going to try to audition for Jill Pole,if the auditioning is near me.. 🙂

    FFJ

  • FrecklefaceJill says:

    By the way, I have freckles, I could grow my bangs back pretty quickly, but I’m some six years younger than Georgie. People tell me Ilook like I’m thirteen, though. (Yikes! I still won’t be double digit for two more days!!) I also have brown hair. I always imagined Jill with brown hair..the only thing I’m worried about, is that if I DO get the role, I DO NOT want to hear a lot of cussing. That’s the thing i don’t want. 🙁

    FFJ

  • _Lilliandil_ says:

    Oh how i love actor interviews! Wow Will Poulter seems a lot older and has a much deeper voice than in the movie. I think he did a great job though! I’m gonna miss Georgie so much! *sniffle* I hope to see her in other movies!

  • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    i wonder if will getting a nomination for his role will influence them to make SC since he’d be the star?

  • narnianheart says:

    Great interview!

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    Will is so cool calm and collected. The total opposite of his alter ego Eustace. It’s so weird seeing him on and off the big screen.

  • Melis says:

    anyone can subtituled tha interview? please

  • Hwin says:

    Finally got to watch it-them! I laughed at how tired they (Georgie and Skandar especially) looked in the interview the day after the premiere!!! Anyways, they seem like such wonderful people!!! 🙂

  • Narniamaniac says:

    I loved the group hug! It seems like Skandar has a bigger girl fan following this time around. They all seem like they would be such cool people to meet. Oh, I really hope they make SC so we can see Will in an even bigger role. Even before filming for VDT started, I saw a picture of him, and he looked like the perfect Eustace! He played the bratty Eustace so well, but I would love to see him in a more heroic role. I think he’ll do great!

  • Narnian Meerkat says:

    Good interview. I really do hope they make The Silver Chair. . .

  • Annabeth says:

    i luv Georgie’s dress, it’s so cute! Will looks cute too, but I think he looks even cuter when his hair isn’t all shaved off.

  • Narnia Girl says:

    I love it! Getting to know the kids better in real life is so much fun. Will seems so cool! 🙂

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