Tom Sturridge Interview
Waiting for Forever is a story about two friends who reconnect years later. Up and coming actor Tom Sturridge plays Will Donner, a somewhat lost starving artist/magician who never got over his childhood crush on Emma Twist (Rachel Bilson), who abandons her fading career as an actress to move home to care for her sick father. Our own Dylan Westin caught up with Sturridge to talk to him a little about his newest role.
Tell us a little about working on Waiting for Forever.
I don’t want to say too much and give it away, but I really enjoyed making this film. It’s a kind of quiet, but I think there’s a lot going on underneath…yeah, it’s very layered.
How was working with Rachel Bilson?
Yeah, she was great. Very friendly and nice. Our characters interact a lot in the film so we spent a considerable amount of time together. I’m quite fond of her.
You’re friends with Twilight star Robert Pattinson. How long have you two known each other?
We went to school together, and then we lived together for a bit, so we’ve been friends and more for what feels like our whole lives.
Tom’s face suddenly stills and he hurriedly adds more:
I mean, we are friends. He’s my best friend, and that’s it. He’s like a brother to me, you know? We have the same group of friends, and I’m friends with all of them, not just him.
But our curiosity has already been piqued, and we press for more information.
Have you been more than friends with him?
(pause) I really don’t want to talk about him. It’s just weird, you know? I want to respect his privacy, since he doesn’t have much of it anymore. I mean, I’d do the same for any of my friends.
You worked with Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman in Pirate Radio. Were you intimidated or pressured by him?
Before we started, I was a little nervous, and it took me a bit to relax about it. But, no, everyone was so nice. We spent three months on an actual boat filming, so we all had some time to get to know each other. It was a really fun shoot. We improvised a lot, and then I would kind of forget that we were even filming.
What are your plans for the future?
(laughs) I never know! I don’t even have a home right now- I’m homeless!
Mandy's Mind - Does this add to the "Rob is gay April Fools joke?!? ha ha ha