Although Douglas Booth has a deep affection for his native London, he’s still enjoying success on this side of the pond. The 21-year-old actor already has a resume most actors can only dream about. He’s played varied roles from Romeo to Boy George. Now he is starring as Shem in the highly anticipated Noah, out on March 28.
Here’s all you need to know about the actor and model who is definitely a name to watch.
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Booth does like challenging roles, and playing the gay Culture Club singer was no exception.
F**k it up and my career would be over before it even started. I knew I had to take it seriously and commit 100 percent.
The process included enduring 5 hours of makeup each day and having to wear silk kimonos and vinyl bodysuits.
He told GQ what it was like to play him:
I mean, Boy George, he was really the pinnacle of that challenge because I had to transform myself physically. That was not only playing somebody that everyone already knows, but also that everyone knows exactly what he looks like and how he acted. Lots of his life is documented. That was an extra challenge.
Boy George will forever hold a special place in his heart. He told V Man
Even to this day, when someone says something derogatory about Boy George, it still upsets and offends me. Part of me will always be quite attached to him.