Theo James Talks Changing His Approach to Acting in ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

     January 4, 2017

It was a little over three years ago that Theo James got his big break as David, Selene’s (Kate Beckinsale) only real ally in Underworld: Awakening. Since then – the actor has gone on to star as Four in the high-profile Divergent franchise while mixing smaller indies in between (James is quite good as the heavy in the yet-unreleased War on Everyone). With this week’s Underworld: Blood Wars, James returns to the franchise that started his career, bringing the same steely and brooding gaze apropos of a burgeoning heartthrob.

In Blood Wars, David (James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance) attempt to bring Selene (Beckinsale) back into the vampire fold – as they learn the Lycans are intent on kidnapping Selene for some ulterior motive. Yet not everyone in the vampire community is as keen to welcome Selene back – and it’s not long before David, Selene and Thomas find themselves on the run from both Lycan and Vampire.


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In the above interview with Theo James, he discusses how his approach to acting has changed between Underworld: Awakening & Blood Wars, his approach to stunt work and the upcoming Ben Kingsley-starring indie Backstabbers for Beginners. For the full interview, watch above.

Theo James:

  • Theo James on remaining consistent to his performance in Underworld: Awakening
  • On how his approach to acting has changed from Underworld: Awakening to Blood Wars
  • On why he’s always using swords in films (sword-play features prominently in War on Everyone oddly enough)
  • On the most difficult fight scene to shoot for Blood Wars
  • On Backstabbers for Beginners and working opposite Ben Kingsley

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