Tony Nixon, the actor for Rynelf the The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, wrote a piece about what it was like working with Ben Barnes (Caspian) and other Narnia cast members. It’s a great read, and it gives insight into the processes and procedures of filming a movie.
Here is an excerpt from the piece:
I first met Ben at the script read through, as I mentioned before it was started as a fairly informal event with Coffee and croissants and various pastries. It was in an upstairs room at Warner studios …I had grabbed a Coffee and as it happens the first person I met at the top of the stairs was Ben …he was halfway through a Croissant, I stuck out my hand and said, ‘Hi, I’m Tony …I play Rynelf’ …he shook my hand and said, ‘I’m Ben …I play your king’.
When we shot our first scene together his comment to the A.D. (assistant director) (and me) was “This man has a better beard than me, I’m the King have him removed and shaved” …
Pssst….did you know that every adult on set wanted to adopt Will Poulter? He talks about that in his piece as well. Read it!