Q&A with Luke Evans
From a dragon-slaying hero in The Battle of the Five Armies to a terrifying Count in Dracula Untold, Welsh actor Luke Evans has been lighting up the silver screens recently, and now he’s starring in The Girl on the Train; the exciting new thriller adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name. Before his Audi A8 picked him up for the airport after the premier, Audi managed to sit down and ask him a few questions…
London or LA? London is my home, it’s been my home for 20 years. I’ve wanted to live there ever since I was a child.
Heroes or villains? Both heroes and villains are fun to play as they both come with their own challenges. The Girl on the Trainwas a thoroughly rewarding experience, and getting to work with Emily Blunt was a bucket-list moment for me.
The book or the film? I’m not a huge bookworm, although I read a lot of scripts, which are like short novels! If I’m shooting a film that is an adaptation of a book, then of course I will read the book.
Rugby or football? Rugby has always been a family favourite in our household. We were brought up playing and watching it, and I still think one of the most amazing experiences you can have is watching Wales play at the Millennium Stadium.
Instagram or Twitter? Both are interesting platforms – Instagram is more arty but Twitter is more immediate.
Home or away? People ask me where I go on holiday, and my usual answer is home as I spend so little time there.
Stage or screen? I don’t prefer one to the other; they are both incredible mediums. Theatre is obviously live, and you have an audience, but with film you’re to tweak and re-do scenes as you go along. For me, they are too different to be able to choose one.
Drive or be driven? Probably the most rewarding experiences in my life as a driver have been to drive Audi cars – from the R8 to the SQ5. Although being driven to a red carpet in an Audi A8 always makes you feel a little bit royal!
Technophile or technophobe? I love technology and gadgets. It sometimes takes me a little while to get my head around some of them, but they’re amazing. Most of my house is digital, and I can access most things from my iPhone.
Half-full or half-empty? Always half-full. I had a teacher who used to say, ‘Some people walk in the rain and others get wet.’
Cats or dogs? I don’t have any pets now but I had cats during my childhood. I’d love a dog, but sadly with all the travelling I do it’s too impractical.
Rule-keeper or rebel? I think I’m probably more of a rebel than a rule-keeper. Let’s just leave it there…
Beach or backpack? I backpacked around Southeast Asia for three months when I was 23, and I loved every second of it.
Night out or night in? I can enjoy a great night out as much as I can enjoy sitting in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn and the fire on.
High culture or pop culture? I like to mix up culture. Through Audi I’ve been to many ballets and operas, which I have loved, but I quite like a bit of pop culture now and again too.