Teen Ink Interviews Narnia’s Georgie Henley and Allan Poppleton

Teen Ink writer “TheJust” interviewed Georgie Henley back in July! She asked Georgie about getting the role of Lucy Pevensie in the Narnia films, what it was like working with Skandar Keynes and the other cast, and saying goodbye to the franchise. Georgie also said she doesn’t use any social media. The last question? Georgie’s advice to younger actors.

Check out the (Skandar) excerpts below! Click here to read the whole thing.

RH- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was the first film with just you and Skandar; Anna, William and Andrew didn’t have as big of roles this time around; how was that experience?

GH- I think that it’s good to have new experiences and I enjoyed working with the new additions to the cast and crew so much that, although I would have loved Andrew, Anna and Will to be more involved, I didn’t see their absence as something which took anything away from the amazing time I had doing Dawn Treader. Of course I missed them though, we’re like family!

RH- Going into filming this movie, you and Skandar knew that this would be the last time either of you would be in Narnia (at least for a while); what sort of an atmosphere did that create?

GH- I don’t think that Skandar and I thought about the end until we were there, actually. We just enjoyed the experience while we could and only thought about not returning when we had to! Every now and again I would think, "That’s the last time that I’ll have a Narnia stunt practice" or something like that, but it wasn’t on my mind, which was good.

RH- Skandar Keynes is one of my favorite actors. What is it like working with him?

GH- Skandar is one of the most intelligent people I know and you can see it in his performance which is why he’s such a good actor. On a personal level, Skandar is hilarious and very easy to be around so we always have a good time together on set.

“TheJust” also interviewed Narnia stunt coordinator and stuntman Allan Poppleton. He received a nomination for a battle fight in Prince Caspian. Check out Allan’s official website and IMDb profile.

In the excerpt below Allan mentions Skandar Keynes. You can read the whole interview here.

RH- What is it like working with Skandar Keynes?

AP- It’s been an absolute pleasure knowing, working with and watching Skandar grow into a young man. I first met him in New Zealand back in 2004.

He and his family are great; down to earth and would do anything for me or my family. My wife is part Lebanese, and Skandar’s mum (Zelfa) has tried several times to take her back to Lebanon…Which one day we hope to take her up on that offer…

Skandar celebrated his 20th birthday yesterday, September 5! Check out my birthday message and graphics on Tumblr!

Images: Walden Media & Disney / Allan Poppleton



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