April 1, 2011
Jamie Campbell Bower is currently promoting his 10 part series, “Camelot.” In the new interview below, he chats with the New York Post (PopWrap) about what drew him to the series, the costumes and more. Camelot premieres TONIGHT at 10 on Starz:
PopWrap: I have to tell you, “Camelot” just might contain the most exciting first five minutes of a series to date.
Jamie Campbell Bower: Totally. And that’s one of the main things that drew everyone to it. The show doesn’t ever stay stagnant for a long period of time, there’s always something going down.
PW: In addition to the pacing, what drew you to this series?
Jamie: I think being British and growing up around the Arthurian legend was an opportunity I couldn’t afford to miss. To play this iconic figure is just mesmerizing to me.
PW: Is Monty Python right? Is it good to be the king?
Jamie: It is [laughs]! It’s very good to be the king.
PW: But it doesn’t look like Arthur enjoys his new role at first.
Jamie: Throughout the entire series you’ll see a progression of his character. The Arthur you see in episode one is not the Arthur you’ll see in episode ten. He really, really changes – he makes mistakes, does great thing and does terrible things — it’s a boy to man story.