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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Ben Whishaw HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Bright Star"  photo
Bright Star
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Sep 17, 2009
Ben Whishaw - Bright Star


Q1: Can you talk about what it was about your character that resonated with you?
BW: I really, really learnt to love him as a man and as a human being. I think what I loved most was, as I could gather from his letters and from his poetry, was that he was someone of immense sensitivity, but also someone of kind of robustness and kind of common sense and kind of straightforwardness. So, he was kind of ethereal but also of the earth and that really appealed to me.

Q2: How many books are there? There must be hundreds of them out on him. Were you a fan of his poetry before you began this and what did you know about him? Because I truthfully didn't know that much about him.
BW: I'm the same as you, I didn't know. I certainly didn't know any of the details of his life, and I really didn't know much about his poetry either. So, for me, it was a journey of discovery, a journey into the unknown, and there's so much been written, which I scratched the surface ...

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