[On costar, William Moseley] ''When it's all
over I won't miss the
bruises he gave me to impress girls, or the occasional scar which will
give me a story to tell my grandchildren, but I'll definitely miss the
pranks and the laughing and all the making fun of each other. I'll miss
the funky advice he gives me about everything -- football, girls, video
games, clothes. Most of all, I'll miss having an older brother.''
[On meeting the cast for the first time] "I remember sitting down and
they were all like 'hey, how you doing? Good to see you again' and they
had running jokes and I was thinking 'what is going on'. I was very
[On costar, Georgie Henley] ''When I first met Georgie, she was very
eager to talk. Georgie is great. She's small and hilarious. To laugh
at. I mean with - to laugh with.''
[About director Andrew Adamson] ''He's magical. He's great with
children. Amazingly fun and cool and funny. Lots of hair too.''
[On what he found to be the most fun whilst working on the film] ''The
most fun was probably walking on set every morning and saying ,'Hey,
how you doing' to like 500 people. So walk on set and saying hey to
everyone, you can never really be unhappy. Everybody wants to be and it
was really fun to be there. Some days I wish I could go back and say
hey to everyone.''
[On the cricket scene] ''For safety reasons during the rehearsal we had
to use a rubber ball, which has a really strange bounce that made it
hard to hit. Then when we were finally using the real ball for the
scene, Will bowled it wide of me every single time so I couldn't hit
it. I was furious. Then Andrew started to doubt that I could actually
play cricket, and he asked me to pretend to hit the ball for the rest
of the rehearsals. On the next ball, I hit it as hard as I could. It
smashed into some of our lighting, and the crew yelled,
[On the books] ''I read the book when I was like eight or seven. And I
got the first audition when I was about 12. Ever since, it’s
played quite a major role in my life because I went away for six months
and I don't think a month or a week goes by without someone saying it
in my house, so it’s had a big effect on my life and not for
worst reasons. It’s been good.''
[On his character, Edmund Pevensie] ''Well, let's see. Edmund is the
black sheep of the family, the outcast. He's always trying to get up to
the level of the older two by putting down Lucy. He's very immature and
full of resentment.''
[On fangirls] ''After school, I was hanging out with these girls and
there's one I've never seen before. So she runs up to me and tells me
I'm in Teen Vogue. And I'm like, «Yeah, that's me.»
thinking, this is the way to live. And she goes, «So you must
know Will.» ''
[On his character, Edmund Pevensie] ''I prefer my character over all
the others. I really think I have the best character. Of course, he's a
lot like me. He is the tyrant of the family, which I am, and, yep, he
succumbs to temptation very easily. Edmund is the black sheep of the
family, always teasing Lucy. But, in the end, Narnia makes him good. He
goes through the most radical change, starts to appreciate his family.
The adventure really changes him into a better person.''
''Skandar has these eyes that are really expressive and quite
penetrating.'' -- Anna Popplewell
''He was the coolest though when
called all the kids to tell them they'd got the part. I didn't realise
I'd caught Skandar on his cell phone while he was on the bus. I said
«I've got some good news for you, you've got the
he was like «oh yeah, cool, thanks.» '' -- Andrew Adamson
''Skandar has girls' disease,
which is a, um, mild form of hating all women.'' -- William Moseley
''I have to say that working with
Skandar is as you might have gathered, a very bright individual. And
like all bright individuals, he’s a delight to be around. We
played. It’s just playing. We just played all day and then
sometimes the camera was on and then sometimes the camera
on. It was very, very simple.'' -- Tilda Swinton
''Edmund is probably the most
character in the book, and he was in some ways the easiest to know what
to look for, but the hardest to find. Then along came Skandar and he
was, really bright, funny, energetic, just full of beans, and very
wicked. He had a wonderful darkness in his eyes and was mischievous,
sweet and adorable all at the same time. Those were the character
traits I really wanted Edmund to have - to be able to pull off this
darkness and still be lovable.'' -- Andrew Adamson