ELLE Interview


So the blonde hair, it’s a new look for you. How are you feeling about it?

I like it! I mean, it’s just nice to do something a bit different, and I guess when you’re an actor, you have the license to do that. And then if you look weird, you can blame the role, you know? So no one’s going to tell me I’m having a mid-life crisis.

But the Luketeers, how are they taking it?

I think most of them like it.

You never know who is gonna have these crazy online cohorts of followers―people who have given themselves a nickname. What do you think it was?

I don’t know where it came from! I think I sort of realized it was an international thing when we went to South Korea for The Fast [and the Furious] 6 premiere. We knew nothing about South Korea, and we came through the sliding doors [at the airport] with my luggage and there were like 60 fans with Luketeer banners: “We’re your Korea Luketeers.” It was like, wow, this is amazing.

So you had your birthday party in Rome. Seems that you’re a big traveler?

When I started doing this for a living, no one really warned me about the amount of traveling I would do. I always thought everything was shot in Los Angeles. So I’ve traveled everywhere, and it’s been amazing. I used to think taking a flight was kind of a big deal, you know? I’m from the valleys of South Wales and when my family used to go on holiday, it was a big thing. Packing the bags, checking in, not losing your passport, going through customs, the X-ray machine, all that stuff used to be quite an intense thing. Now it’s like catching a bus, I don’t even think about it.

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