Exclusive Interview with William Moseley, Peter Pevensie
Sunday, April 30th, 2006 by Paul Martin
Our Dancing Lawn Moderator ‘~Rogue~’ has done it again! She’s gotten an interview with William Moseley, the actor that portrayed Peter Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He’s also signed on for Prince Caspian. Anyway, here’s the exclusive interview:
1.Do you have a religion and if so what is it?
Urm I do believe in God but I’m not very religious, I’mâ€¦probably Christianity
2.What is your favourite brand of jeans?
Favourite brand of jeansâ€¦â€¦probably Sevens.
3.What other films have you auditioned for apart from Narnia?
I auditioned for Prince Harry, I auditioned for a film called Goodbye Mr Chips, I auditioned for a film called Lorna Doone. Lots of different things really
Probably be at University now I should imagine. Apart from my examsâ€¦I’ll probably stick to acting.
5.Who’s the most insane person in the Narnia cast/crew?
Hmm a cross between Georgie and Skandar.
6.Are you looking forwards to filming Prince Caspian?
Yes I am. I’m really really looking forward to it.
7.Do you think filming LWW will affect your future career as an actor?
Urm, yeah, dramatically but I think it will affect it for the good. Amazingly, amazingly well. I’m really lucky to be a part of it.
8.What was your best/funniest experience on set?
Probably the time, when I told Skandar that sugar-glass was actually edible, he ate it and it turned out that it was silicone. He didn’t like it very much. Quite a good moment.
9.What do you think of Skandar’s Check the Gate song?
It’s not really Skandar’s Check the Gate song, it’s everyone’s check the gate song and I do like it. I think it’s very funny-cracks me up. He [Skandar] tried to steal it but it’s not his song.
10.Have you been offered lots of roles since the release of Narnia?
No actually, not that many. Urm I auditioned for a few things but I haven’t really been offered anything. Well, one part.
11.What’s your favourite band?
Good question. Urm dunno really. I quite like the Bravery. Urm I dunno, there are so many bands I like it’s crazy. I like a bit of the Rolling Stones sometimes. Lots of different types.
12.Do you ever visit any of your fansites?
Sometimes actually, when I want to say thank you to them for doing such an amazing job of keeping up with it, yeah I do then.
13.Who do you think would win in a fight between you and Skandar?
OMG oo that’s a difficult question. Honestly? Or do I have to like lie? Honestly, I could probably beat Skandar with my arms behind my back, blindfolded and with both my feet tied together.
14.What other works of C.S Lewis have you read apart from Narnia?
I’ve read pretty much all of them.
15.If you could play any character from a film, who would it be?
I’d quite like to be Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Quite a good part. Or Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juilet. That would be quite cool.
16.What’s your favourite film?
I quite like a film called Apocalypse Now and another film called Leon.
17.Do you have any pets?
Yeah, I have a cat and two goldfish. One’s called Campden [edit:Louise: I THINK thats what he said but I couldn't hear very well.] and one’s called Stroud which are the areas we got them from. Very inventive.
18.Who’s your best friend?
I have a very good friend called Charles Blanche (sp?). He’s one of my best friends.
19.What shoe size are you?
About an 8 or a 9.
20.Do you REALLY have a Myspace account?
No. I don’t actually have a Myspace.
21.Do you dance?
Yes, I love dancing. I dance terribly but I do like to.
22.What shampoo do you use?
At the moment, I’m using TrÃ©semmÃ©. It’s good stuff.
23.If you could live in any other country, what would it be?
Probably the Carribbean or something like that. Chill out.
24.Do you like Harry Potter?
Yeah I do like the stories. I think it’s good. I do like [the films] but I think I’m getting a bit old for them now. They aimed at like kids a bit younger than me but I can still really appreciate them. (goes into random convo â€“ Will starts questioning me!!)
25.Have you ever met any famous actors other than the ones you worked with?
I met Dawn French which was quite cool.[talking about Liam Neeson] yeah that was really cool. I did meet Liam Neeson. Nice guy. He is an Irish guy.
26.What’s your favourite scene in LWW?
The battle definitely. [to do and to watch]
27.What’s your weirdest fan experience so far?
I dunno, none of it’s really been that weird. I just feel really lucky that people are really nice to me and stuff about it. People do [run around yelling Narnia] which can get quite annoying. Well anyway it’s fun when they run around shouting “Narnia, Narnia” â€“ that’s fine. When they start shouting “Narnia sucks” and derogatory towards Narnia, that’s when I do get upset.
28.Do you sing in the shower?
Yeah, always singing. Any type of water on me, I’m always singing.
29.Do you blow dry your hair or air dry it?
No neither. Just get a towel and whack it on. I should do [use a hairdryer] shouldn’t I? Or that’s probably a bit pouffy if I did that. They’ll just have to accept me for who I am.
30.What’s your favourite subject in school?
I quite like English literature. I have this one really good teacher. She’s really helpful and she has amazing lessons and stimulates my interest for it a little bit.
31.What’s your favourite book?
Probably this one calledâ€¦.I’ve forgotten. I haven’t read it in a while. But it is my favourite book. I quite like Life of Pi [starts discussing with his dad in the background about the book]
32.What’s your favourite chat-up line?
Definitely, “I’m in Narnia”, nah I’m joking. Definitely not, I’d never use that in all my life. I don’t really do chat up lines.
33.What other party tricks besides juggling can you do?
One hand handstands is my other good one. I can do all sorts of stuff and I can do Irish dancing when I get going.
34.How did you feel about your haircut in the last film and would you trust Adamson near it again?
NO! No I would never trust that guy near my hair ever again! It will never happen again. I literallyâ€¦the first thing in the contract, I’m going to have a choice over my hair!
35.How tall are you?
I am 5”10 ½ ,very precise. Like 5”11.
36.What’s with the leather jacket you always wear?
My sister got it for me, it’s really comfortable and I think it’s cool.
37.Have you heard of the Willianites?
No. What is that? [I go into lengthy discussion of the Willianites and their origins and the autograph he gave to Izzy and Will asks me if I’m a Skandar or Will fan and insults Skandar BADLY â€“ evil Will!]
38.Do you like 70s music and if so which song?
Urm Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkal, Bob Dylan, Supertramp, I like a bit of that. I do like 70s music, I think it’s cool.
39.Do you speak any foreign language?
No, not at all. Terribly. I’m worst certainly in German and stuff like that.
40.Are there any countries that you would like to visit that you haven’t already?
Yeah Germany actually. I’d just like to see it and explore the country.
41.Were you really showing off your electric razor in the make-up tent during filming?
I don’t have an electric razor. Skandar lied.
42.Do you still see any members of the cast?
Yeah as much as I can really. When I get down to London I can but Georgie lives in Yorkshire so she’s a bitâ€¦..
44.Is there any sort of role you would refuse to play?
Probably not really. If it was a good script and I liked it, why not?
45.Have you ever Googled yourself?
Yeah actually, just to try and get to those fans, those fansites. That’s probably why I do Google myself to get the fansites up. But I did see what people were saying about me and I was terrified.
46.What’s your general opinion on fangirls?
I like it, I think it’s really nice. I feel kinda honoured actually. Though I don’t know why anyone would want to be a fan of mine but it’s very nice of them and I do appreciate it very much.
47.Do you have any romantic interest in Anna Popplewell?
Uh no, we’re just siblings, I’m afraid, brother and sister, siblings.
48.What’s your favourite TV show?
Quite like The Office but that’s not on anymore. I love The Simpsons. And I really like this show called 24. It’s really really good.
49.Do you play any instruments?
No, I’m afraid not.
50.What’s your favourite colour?
51.What is your middle name?
Peter. My dad’s called Peter, that’s why. My name’s not Thomas or Robert.
52.Where do you shop?
Dunno really. Kinda like vintage stores and Topshop sometimes if I can, HMV, do a bit of H&M shopping, all those kind of places.
53.What’s the best thing about the USA?
It’s cheaper out there isn’t it? It’s like almost half.
54.What’s your favourite brand of tea and how much sugar do you put in it?
Only half a teaspoon and usually Twinings, well I don’t know actually, Tescos, Lapsang su shong is what we have in the house.
55.What did you do for your birthday?
Oh I’m going to have some friends over this evening (Saturday) and I had a little family thing which was nice.
56.Do you have a cousin called Molly?
No. [Starts talking to parent about tennis]
57.How did your friends treat you when you came back from filming?
Oh totally differently. Yeah, they really hated me, they were really horrible to me, yeah they basically just turned on me. They were fine, they were actually really nice.
58.Do you have a girlfriend still?
I’m afraid I’m not allowed to answer that question, I’m under contract from Mickey Mouse. Yes that’s what he said.
59.What’s your favourite food?
Don’t really have a favourite food. I quite like cereal, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes are my favourite I think.
60.What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
Hundreds of things I done, millions in fact. There was this really nice woman on the film but she’s quite large and I just said to her “Ahh you’re just like a great big fat cuddly bear” and hugged her. That was quite embarrassing. It wasn’t very good of me. I don’t think she actually knew or paid attention so just turned a blind eye.
61.Have you ever broken any bones?
No, touch wood.
62.What was the last film you saw?
I was watching a bit of Cruel Intentions last night, a bit of Brokeback Mountain last night.
63.Are you getting used to being a heart-throb?
I don’t feel like a heart-throb. I don’t really know how to get used to it. It’s all quite bizarre.
64.Would you consider yourself outgoing like Skandar?
I think I am quite outgoing but I don’t think I’m as outgoing as Skandar in the way that I kinda think a little bit more before I speak.
65.Describe yourself in 3 words.
Charismatic, disorganised, sort of like light hearted, I just take things easily. Easy going.
66. Did you really have a crush on the producer’s niece?
I’m sorry I’m not allowed to answer that question either. Who told you that? Skandar? Yes it was, he’s a little rat. I hate that kid.
67.Do you read and answer ALL of your fan mail or just some of it?
I try to answer all of it but it’s really difficult, it takes me for ever. Cause as you probably know I’ve got exams coming up soon.