has an Oscar and an Emmy and a Tony, but he's never seen any of the "Twilight" movies. That's not especially surprising, I suppose, but those are definitely four facts about Jeremy Irons.
I learned the "Twilight" info by asking Irons about his exposure to the Young Adult supernatural romance genre, which he becomes a part of with the release of "Beautiful Creatures
." It turns out that Irons wasn't necessarily a fan of the genre before signing on to Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's novel, but he was wooed by the script and by the opportunity to work with an all-star cast including Emma Thompson and Viola Davis.
In "Beautiful Creatures," Irons plays Macon Ravenwood, a seemingly ageless caster of astounding power, power he only occasionally feels the need to show off.
In a conversation last weekend, Irons discusses Macon's magical aptitude, his relationship with the film's young co-stars and he gets "offended" by my question about the "long" scenes he shares with his esteemed co-stars.
He also talks about whether or not he's going to be a fan of the genre going forward.
Full interview above.
"Beautiful Creatures" opens on February 14.