Georgie Henley may be done with her run of Narnia films, but her star is just rising.
On the comparison to Emma Watson: “â€˜I take that as a compliment because she is so smart, but I donâ€™t think I could front a Burberry campaign or anything like that. I donâ€™t think modelling is something I could do because I like food too much. I had an Asian platter for two the other day and I finished it all myself. It was so yummy.”
On missing a cue and getting a black eye: “â€˜The worst thing happened in a sword scene in which I had to fight off four grown men. We had almost got it right on the first take but the camera missed an important bit where I kick one of the men in, er, a not-so-very-nice place, and they wanted me to do it again. So we did it, but then I forgot that I was supposed to duck and one of the menâ€™s sword handles hit me. I had to go to accident and emergency â€“ I had a black eye and massive swelling on one side of my face. We had to continue shooting the next day, so they applied tons of make-up and digitally reshaped my face!”
On not really realizing Ben Barnes was such a heartthrob: “I never really noticed that Ben was good looking. It was so surreal walking down the red carpet at the premiere of Prince Caspian and hearing girls shouting, â€˜Ben, I love youâ€™, and â€˜Ben, marry meâ€™. No one has shouted at me before, but now that I am a bit older maybe they will!”
On being turned off by Robert Pattinson: “I did like Russell Brand, but he has gone for Katy Perry and I am not like her at all. And I have got a bit of a thing for Bill Nighy, who is really quite old. And I absolutely love Simon Cowell. Then, of course, Robert Pattinson â€“ although I am a bit turned off because so many girls love him.”
On being considered the ugly duckling: “Oh no, there is nothing like that. I am definitely viewed as the ugly duckling in my group. My girlfriends are all very attractive so nobody looks at me like that.”
But the Ugly Duckling grows into a Beautiful Swan…
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader hits theaters on December 10th!