The Host star Max Irons CinemaBlend interview: So you and Jake have been singing in hospitals on this press tour? Yeah, I little Justin Bieber in there.. How did that happen? I hummed it once. Fateful mistake and since then, I am apparently Justin Bieber’s favorite, number one fan.
I guess you need to learn some more songs, because I heard that they wanted ‘Boyfriend.’ I know, I know lots of songs. It’s just that no one is interested in those ones. Well, you’ve got to learn more Bieber songs. Fuck Justin Bieber. I can sing Bob Dylan.
You’re going to teach these kids. They’re really young. I go, ‘Listen you. We need to school you on the world of music.’ You’re older than the fans of this. You’ve got to be the elder statesmen and educate the kids these days. Stop listening to Justin Bieber. It’s rotting your brain. And One Direction. Oh God, they never stop.
Does it make it harder to build friendships with other guys your age, like co-stars Jake Abel and Boyd Holbrook, because you’re always auditioning for the same roles? I mean, you see each other all the time, like you could be easy friends, but if you’re competing against each other, it could get weird that way.
I did do once an audition for Red Riding Hood and I fortunately ended up getting the part, but we were in this room with about 18 guys, and I was under the impression there were going to be about 3 of us. It’s really interesting to see how actors deal with that situation, you know. There’s a few of us who are just kind of nice to each other and wish us luck and that kind of thing and try to get past the nerves by just talking. Then, there was this one guy who took his shirt off and started doing press-ups in this room. That’s nuts.
That’s like the whole caveman male intimidation. That’s like the most basic thing you can do. And then you get the guys who try to sort of psych you out before you go into the room. You know, “I’ve heard that they want a guy with a lot of muscles and if you’re skinny you just don’t stand a chance.” And I’m [gestures at himself and, to be fair, pretty impressive muscles]. Well, I’m fucked.
We all go through that and it’s so stressful and part of being an actor is to try to make that situation look comfortable and look like you’re relaxed. You’re not. Full interview HERE!