△ What are you currently working on?
I’m currently enjoying lazing about, as I have no new engagements, so I’m concentrating on myself and on other projects, like becoming the absolute Mario Kart King in my house (he laughs, ed.). I’m making slow but constant progress.
△ Do you ever feel like you need a break from social life and social media? Like going somewhere else and taking a moment just for yourself…
Of course. Being completely disconnected is a really rare gift in the world we live in, so I try not to underestimate its importance. Sometimes I would like to throw my smartphone into the abyss and go back to my old Nokia. But I also love company, so it’s nice to have a group chat on WhatsApp to talk with friends when we feel a little lonely. However, I try not to rely too much on these things. Recently I dropped my smartphone in the toilet (a classic) and I was surprised to realize that it was nice to be unreachable.
△ If you were not an actor, what would your ideal job be? Do you have any big passions or hobbies?
I would like to manage a small seafood restaurant together with my best friend, one of those restaurants where the fish is freshly caught, on the same day you cook it. We are “the odd couple”: he’s a great cook and I have a odd passion for lobster, so we would match perfectly. As you can imagine, seafood and fresh ingredients always need to be high quality, so there is a lot at stake.
△ Have you ever considered moving to the United States?
No, not really. I like it where I am in South London. Recently I desperately fell in love with my non-league local football team, Tooting & Mitcham FC, and the thought of leaving them to follow the American dream makes me cringe.