Tuesday August 4, 2020

Arts Interview: About a man

Nicholas Hoult found fame as a child star, but the intervening years have left him rather wary of all that it brings, writes Roe McDermott.

3rd February, 2013
Nicholas Hoult: 'I feel like it's time to go back and do some smaller films. Get back to my roots.' Photo: Jan Thigs.

Nicholas Hoult is rather an odd sort of beautiful. All porcelain skin, Vulcan eyebrows and startlingly blue eyes, he has a chameleon-like ability to appear like a couture model, or just the interesting looking boy next door.

But turn on a recording device, and another impression emerges. For all the positive attention Hoult generates, he's actually quite shy.

Sitting in the Soho Hotel in London, Hoult looks both nicely turned out and hugely uncomfortable, squirming...

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