Up and coming Brit actor Douglas Booth has been chatting about being compared to Robert Pattinson.
The 17-year-old actor and Burberry model, who stars in the upcoming Boy George biopic Worried About The Boy, is being touted as the new Pattinson thanks to his similarly blossoming career and boyish good looks.
However, Doug says the comparisons can be frustrating at times: "He's not a bad person to be compared to but it's also tough because you always want to become your own person. You don't always want to be compared to someone else but it's most certainly not a bad comparison."
Worried About The Boy is a one-off drama about the life of eighties pop icon Boy George. Doug explained how he prepared for the role: "I got to meet him quite a few times now. I also had his autobiography Take It Like A Man which is a brilliant biography. So I study the early section which is all about his childhood which brought me to where I start playing him at 18 and then the script gave me the rest. And I took in all the interviews I could and let it sit in the back of my head subconsciously and hopefully influence my performance."
Worried About The Boy is on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday 16 May.
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