Q&A with Game of Thrones and Labyrinth star Emun Elliott, 29, who talks cruise ships, John Lennon and comfort food
Tell us about your role in Labyrinth...
I play a 12th-century French chevalier, a sword-wielding, horse-riding knight. It’s more enjoyable when I’m disguised in some way; stepping into someone else’s shoes is part of the reason why I became an actor.
Had you read Kate Mosse’s novel before accepting the role?
been in a few things based on books but I never read them until I’m
offered the job – I think it would be torture to read it and not get the
part. But when I got this part I did read Labyrinth and I really
enjoyed it – it’s epic and sprawling.
Ever had a career back-up plan?
I had to wait a month to find out if I’d got into drama school, and I started to look into cruise ships. So if they had taken me I would have ended up on some enormous liner singing to bored passengers. I’m glad that acting worked out.
So you’re musical?
I’ve played the violin since I was seven but stopped because there was a stage when it became ‘uncool’. I was listening to Nirvana and wanted to play the guitar, so I
ditched the violin. I play guitar to this day – and piano. If there was
a way to combine music with acting for a role it would be amazing.
Read more (and watch a Labyrinth trailer) at Daily Mail