PARK CITY, Utah - Sundance flick "Young Ones" is billed as a futuristic Western, what you could call a rare genre at the fest. Nicholas Hoult also saw something rare in his role as Flem Lever in the film, and not just because of the name.

"He does bad things," Hoult said, smiling, agreeing that he lets his mean side out opposite of Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon. "It's fun to do that. It's just so different from roles written for my age group.

The English actor has chosen some other "different" characters as of late, with his return as Beast in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and the recently announced co-lead with Kristen Stewart for "Equals," which she said recently was based partly on "1984."

Watch the rest of Hoult's interview, shot during the premiere red carpet for "Young Ones" this week.

After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.