While promoting the flick, Ben was asked about his time playing Prince Caspian for the Narnia films and dished about his favorite.
“‘Dawn Treader’ is actually my favorite one actually, of the three,” Ben shared. “It was the book that I was most obsessed with when I was younger, I loved the parables within it, the little stories, the little messages in them. And I think it’s fun, it’s very colorful. Ya, that was a good worthy adaptation of that book.”
The film’s official summary: In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Barnes).
Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
Ben Barnes rocks a suit on the cover of Bello magazine’s January issue, out on newsstands now!
Here’s what the 30-year-old English actor had to share with the mag:
On growing up without watching mob films: “I came to them a bit later. My parents were always really strict about what I could watch when I was a kid, so when I was thirteen and everybody else was watching The Godfather, I wasn’t allowed to.”
On life: “If you’ve earned a lot of money and a lot of people know who you are, maybe to some people that’s making it. To me, that’s not what it’s about; it’s about having things out there that I’m proud of.”
On his mini-series Sons Of Liberty: “This is the action-packed physical visceral exciting spirit of the era version. I for one certainly didn’t realize that Sam Adams, George Washington, John Adams, [and] Thomas Jefferson were all contemporaries- I’m sure most Americans maybe know that, but the idea of seeing how they all banned together in an Oceans Eleven kind of way in this gunpowder heist was incredible.”
Sons of Liberty follows a defiant and radical group of young men as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited a revolution.
Though their names have become American legend, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They were a new American generation of young men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: Independence.
Sons of Liberty premieres January 25th @ 9PM ET/PT on History Channel. 25+ pics inside…
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Credit: Ollie Upton; Photos: History Channel