Skandar Keynes on Meeting Georgie Henley: She was Bouncing Off The Walls!

Skandar Keynes on Meeting Georgie Henley: She was Bouncing Off The Walls!

Skandar Keynes looks on as costar Georgie Henley gets up close and personal with lion cub Aslan at the Smithsonian Zoo during their recent trip earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

The 19-year-old actor recently revealed in an interview with the Inquirer about his first meeting with Georgie, now 15, and leaving acting behind for now. Check it:

On his first meeting Georgie: “I met her in one of the first auditions I had. I remember, I was terrified at the whole experience. I was like a deer caught in the headlights. I remember seeing her, and she was very energetic and was bouncing off the walls. I was very intimidated by the whole thing and all the new people. But, it was great to get to know her and the other cast, as well. We’ve all grown together as a family. Everyone gets put in these situations, where you’re stuck together and you have to make sure that everything’s good. There were never any real arguments. Everything just worked out. We all clicked and we were very grateful for that.”

On what he’s studying at Cambridge University: “I don’t have acting projects lined up right now. I’m focusing on my four-year degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern history. A lot can change in that time, and I’m not going to compromise that. I’m going to see what happens in four years’ time. I’m half-Lebanese. I’ve got a personal interest in these studies. I wasn’t brought up speaking Arabic. It was something I wanted to overcome, so I can go and live in Lebanon. We have a house there. And, academically, I find history—ancient and modern—very interesting.”

On the films featuring universal messages: “These films have a religious undertone. They have these messages. They’re not necessarily Christian messages, but universal ones. Turning the other cheek and being good to your neighbor and everything—those are universal values.”

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Photos: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian
Posted to: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes
  • headstrong

    oh skandar, hope to see you again in the future.

  • Brooke

    Actually, the religious message is Christian. Notice how the Pevensie kids have a relationship with Aslan. Lucy always just goes up to him and hugs him. But C.S. Lewis meant for them to have a Christian undertone, as stated in his biography.

  • nash

    I love how he does what he loves instead of “being comercial” and maybe try to do a lot of movies, just to get money!

  • Patricia

    Please don’t move to Lebanon :(

  • Bob


    Well that’s dumb then, since everyone knows now that it’s all fiction.

  • Lili

    Dont forget about your fans but have fun :)

  • Julia

    Sooo cute!!! And the lion’s okay, too.. Haha!
    Mmkay, so we’ll only see him on screen when he’s 22/23? Well, since he’s getting more gorgeous with every Narnia movie, I bet he’ll be hotter than the sun by then. Oh and Dawn Treader is amazing. Very eye-pleasing, if you know what I mean. ;) Yum.

  • nia

    georgie ,,,,
    acchhh pnghiant,kmu ambl skandar dr Q ……
    hhe …

  • xt

    Skandar’s an atheist, that’s why he doesn’t think that the story is necessarily related to christianity.

  • cmeesmile

    @Bob: But you do realize that you must look deeper into the story, analyze the interactions between the characters. There are parallels between the Passion of the Christ and the death of Aslan especially in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. That was no mistake, C.S. Lewis wrote these masterpieces in the hope that it would be easier for younger generations to understand and appreciate their faith a little more easily. He did an excellent job, and he is greatly revered because of it.

  • Amanya

    Omg Skandar is amazing

  • http://@malifejustin Bieber’s girl

    omgooossshhhh fangirliiing? i live in lebanonnn?maybe one day well bump into each ither ;)ahhhh #FANGIRLIING

  • dt?

    Oh my god….. Skandar TOTALLY looks like Dhani Harrison!!!

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