Dev Patel is likely one of the fortunate Skins alums—like Daniel Kaluuya—who’s had a large movie profession after getting his begin on TV. Patel stars in The Green Knight, one of the crucial anticipated flicks of the yr, the place he performs King Arthur’s nephew Sir Gawain, who goes on a quest to search out the eponymous knight. Nevertheless, despite being an Oscar-nominated actor, he couldn’t land one of the crucial coveted roles in Hollywood.
In an interview with Total Film, Patel talks about auditioning for one of many latest Star Wars films, and never getting the half. “I keep in mind, I believe I used to be doing Marigold 2, and I despatched them an iPhone video from my trailer in India. The following minute, I acquired a call-back, and I used to be there, and that was fascinating.”
He didn’t reveal which character or Star Wars movie he auditioned for, however given The Second Finest Unique Marigold Resort filming timeline, we will infer that it was The Force Awakens. Although he doubtless auditioned to play Finn or Poe, a part of us hopes he auditioned to play Kylo Ren—although no person performs the emo villain in addition to Adam Driver. And personally, this author thinks that Patel would’ve been completely solid in the good Star Wars prequel Rogue One, however alas, we’ll must see if he ever will get his likelihood to be in a galaxy far, distant.
Whole Movie additionally requested him if he’d be open to starring in a superhero blockbuster, and Patel doesn’t sound too enthusiastic in regards to the chance. “I imply, look, I’m not against it. These films are an actual spectacle when completed proper,” he says. “I suppose if I slot in these worlds… I don’t know. The alchemy hasn’t been proper for me, personally but. These journeys with individuals like David [Lowery, director of The Green Knight], and stuff like that, have actually been probably the most nourishing.”