Interviews Georgie Henley

Hot on the heels of’s interview with Ben Barnes, they have posted an interview with Georgie Henley! What’s it like coming back to Narnia for the third time?
Georgie Henley: I think it’s great. I’m so excited to be here. It’s my favorite book in the series. I was really excited when I realized I was coming out here. It’s a bit different, but I think change is good.

CS: Different how?
Henley: Well there’s a new director, Will and Anna aren’t here and a new addition to the cast, Will Poulter who plays Eustace, and we’re not shooting in New Zealand, we’re in Australia. Just things like that.

CS: What is the difference between working with Michael Apted verses Andrew Adamson?
Henley: I don’t think you can really compare the two. They’re completely different directors and I think they’ve both got great styles. I think it’s really good that we all get along with Michael really well. I love Michael. He’s fantastic. What he’s doing with the film is brilliant. I really admire Andrew and think he did a great job on the other two films. I just think this film is not going to be not better or not worse but just different.

You can read the full interview with Georgie on’s website here.

Thanks to 7chronicles, A_Narnian_Ship, and Narnian_Maniac for the heads up!

41 Responses

  1. Pepper Darcy says:

    IT's Georgie's favourite book? Aw, she's sooo sweet! 😀 I love it that they chose her for Lucy. I've always been a fan of Lucy, so when waiting for LWW that was on the top of my 'I wonder how they handled that' critic list. She passed with flying colours. She is lucy all over! 😀

  2. Pepper Darcy says:

    'i hope I do her justice' Oh, Georgie, you do! You do! 🙂 You've done perfect justice to Lucy. You brought out all the life and joy and innocence and purity of Lucy =D

  3. DanielmyBrother says:

    She's likes Johnny Depp and would like to work with him. Maybe she will. Maybe they can get Johnny Depp to play Puddleglum in the Silver Chair. Anyway good interview Georgie!

  4. narnian at heart says:


  5. wolfloversk says:

    Yay! Georgie! You can tell how she's grown up just by reading the interview (not that I should be talking 😛 I was 13 when LWW came out, now I'm 18- big difference)
    Of course you do her justice Georgie, I can't imagine her being played by someone else. Great interview 😀

  6. High Queen of Narnia says:

    Oh my gosh, Johnny Depp would be so cool as Puddleglum!

    I love Georgie… just hope by Lucy's "dark side" she only means the parts where she uses the magicians book to spy on her friends and be jealous of Susan…

  7. love it! nice to hear from Georgie!
    now when will Skandar do an interview? 🙂

  8. Nick says:

    I would actually like to see Puddleglum played by someone with an interpretation more like Ron Moody. He plays the role perfectly.

  9. Narnian Meerkat says:

    Hmmmmmmmm. . .I think I might think the same way as Georgie. . .The movie's not going to be worse, nor better, just different. 🙂

  10. Narnian Meerkat says:

    Yeah! I want to hear what Skandar thinks of this movie!

  11. Clive Staples Sibelius says:

    Not unless they decide to stick Lucy into TSC instead of Jill. Let's not go there…

  12. Narnian Meerkat says:

    I would kinda like yet kinda not like Johnny Depp as Puddleglum. . .I don't know. Maybe they'll have Andrew Adomson do Puddleglum. I think he would do pretty well too. 🙂

  13. Aslan's Meadow says:

    That was great. We always think of Lucy as the 'perfect' child. It might be nice to have her 'darker' or 'human' aspect come out, and give her character something to overcome. AND NOW…..LET'S HEAR SKANDAR!!!

  14. LB says:

    hmmm lucy's darker side.. that should be interesting haha

  15. narnian resident says:

    i notice how Georgie has her own style of talking and answering questions, and its so cute its makes me giggle 😀
    hmm….all this talk of Lucy's "dark side" is strange. i think its just meaning her more "human" side, because it was like she was this perfect child in the first two films that was always completely faithful to Aslan and had complete unshaking trust in him, but now that she's older and has these certain temptations, her trust and faith will be shaken, and she'll have to really fight now to keep that faith, where before it just came naturally to her. i kind of like that, because now the characters are seeming more real and human-like. even Edmund, because even though he really truly was the brat and mean brother in LWW, it somewhat seemed unreal for someone to be like that all the time. now he sounds like he has real struggles and really has to work at being the good brother and being strong. in PC his character was very passive, and that annoyed me, so im really looking forward to going deeper into him and have his character more known. even with Eustace, who's obnoxiously annoying and a brat, but yet his character in that sense seems more real and understandable. i mean, i've heard of people like him, and also his transformation just seems more powerful and real, even than Edmund's. it was almost like "they rescued Edmund, and suddenly he was nice". thats how it kind of felt in LWW. but Eustace truly has a groundshaking reason of his change. oh, listen to me go on! alright, im done 🙂

  16. coracle says:

    I'm intrigued to read:
    "I think what we learn about Lucy from this film is that she's human. She's growing up now. She's a teenager. She's got into her teens like I have …."

    Having been played as 8/9 in LWW, and possibly 10/11 in PC (although Peter says near the beginning that it's been "a year" since LWW), she has now leapt 2-3 years?
    I had her pegged as being 12 for VDT, but for Georgie to be playing Lucy a teenager seems odd.
    It won't stop me enjoying it though!

  17. lady aravis says:

    oh dear yes! I also hope that she means those scenes and that they haven't damaged her like they did to Peter in PC.

  18. Pepper Darcy says:

    let's hope not 'too dark' =) I never liked the beauty spell in the books, but they made the reason seemed understandable and even pitiable (you feel sorry that Lucy feels so worthless) in the movie. So that's better 😀

  19. narnian resident says:

    well, when you do the math, starting Lucy at 8 years in LWW, she would only be 10 in VDT. but, i suppose you can be flexible and imagine her as 10 in LWW, which would make her 12 in VDT, which seems to work with the "Teenager thing", cuz 12 is preteen, and is always the age when girls start noticing their looks differently.
    it kind of strange to say that these characters are teens, because Narnia was for children really. i mean, didnt Lewis say that they got too old? Peter and Susan were about….oh….13/14/15 when they left after PC. and if we kept it at Lucy being 8 and Edmund being 10 in LWW, then that would put them at 10 and 12 in VDT. but, if we imagine Lucy as 10 and Edmund as 12 in LWW, that would fit alongside Peter and Susan's age pretty much of when they are "too old", because they would be 12/14.
    i suppose its really all up to the reader's view on the children's age. since it was always Lewis' style to not go into lavishing detail to allow the reader to do the imagining, im guessing he did that with the kids' ages too. that way, any reader can age them at what they deem best and always be satisfied.

  20. Annabeth says:

    good to hear from Georgie again. VDT is my favorite book too!!!!!!! 😀

  21. Annabeth says:

    oh. my . GOSH! Johnny Depp as Puddleglum would be SOOOO epic! He could have his Willy Wonka hair cut again!!!!! *sqeals*

  22. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    actually, there are official narnian timelines, that fix their ages. I just wish they could have filmed her when she was younger, she was such a force of nature, and special at such a young age! that would have been cool to put out 1 film a year since '05 (like they had intended), the series would almost be completed by now, and I'd have a box set of dvd's by next year! : (

  23. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    wish she would do more films. she was great in Jane Eyre.

  24. Lilli'sBFF says:

    I love how ahe is able to give an answer without bashing anyone, like with the directors, it really shows how much tact she has.
    Darker side…I like that because Lucy was always the Perfect child while the others had thier faults…

  25. Lilli'sBFF says:

    That would be so cool if Johnny was puddleglum!!! Or Aslan's voice, even though Liam Neelson's voice is AMAZING!!
    I <3 Aslan!!!

  26. Queen Susan the Gentle says:

    She seems so funny and sweet! I wish I could meet her sometime. I hope that if she does go on to other movies that they're ones I can watch. Go Georgie!

  27. Narnian Meerkat says:

    Great interview! I love how her favorite actor is Johnny Depp! He relly is a good actor. (Especially in Pirates of th Carribean. :)) I like Georgie. She's a good person. I hope I do get to see her in other movies.

  28. Narnian Meerkat says:

    I never saw that movie. . .I've heard of it but never saw it. I live in the US. What was it about?

  29. Narnian Meerkat says:

    UGH HUGH! NO! Johnny Depp's voice for Aslan would NOT do good! Trust me. I mean I really like Johnny Depp, but NOT for the voice of Aslan! Where did you hear that anyway?

  30. Narnian Meerkat says:

    HA! Oh, they BETTER not!. . .PLEASE don't jynx anything!
    Haha, they probably wouldn't thoung, of coarse. 🙂 That would just ruin the WHOLE movie.

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  32. Queen Elizabeth says:

    In real life she's 15, but in the movie she's going to be 13.

  33. The White Wizard says:

    Hear, hear for the Skander Kaynes comment!

  34. The White Wizard says:

    Ditto 3 million times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  35. The White Wizard says:

    And COUNTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *jumps and hits head on roof*

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  37. Fire Fairy says:

    I'm not sure I like the idea of Lucy having a "darker side". I hope what Georgie meant was just that Lucy is human and has her faults. I've always admired Lucy for her unshaking faith in Aslan, so to see her "darker side" doesn't appeal that much to me. If it's just that Lucy makes some mistakes, then I can live with that. To me, having a "darker side" means Satanic tendencies or something like that. Oh, well.

  38. elanor says:

    Oh no. I think Johnny Depp would be way better as Digory's uncle, the crazy magician.

  39. pselpevensie says:

    awesome interview! can't wait for this movie!!!!!

  40. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    I adore this girl. She's so in-touch with her character and you can really tell that she is a fan of the series at heart. Plus, she's so down-to-earth about everything.

    And I love how she can't decide which kind of films she likes best. I'm like that too! :p I hope she does do more projects; I'd love to see her in other things.