Exclusive Interview with Skandar Keynes


Skandar Keynes as EdmundOur very own moderator ~Rogue~ arranged an interview with Skandar Keynes, the actor that played the role of Edmund Pevensie in the latest version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is currently also signed to pick this role back up, when Prince Caspian starts filming toward the end of this year.

1.What is the significance of the necklace you always wear?

Oh that! Tilda Swinton gave me that in New Zealand and it’s a greenstone and it’s got like engravings on it which means strength and overcoming life’s difficulties and challenges. Oh and you can’t buy yourself one, you have to get someone else to get you one so Tilda gave it to me.

2.What’s your favourite band?

Urm Queen, Outkast, lots of soundtracks, I really love soundtracks oh and Red Hot Chili Peppers

3.What’s your favourite colour?

Favourite colour? Urm sometimes blue, yeah sometimes blue, yeah mainly blue!

4.Why were you wearing that purple glove at the Tokyo press conference?

Ah! That glove. (dratted inaudiable bit here – something about chums is all I got). Yeah that conference was the most nerve racking thing I’ve ever done. IF you stand in front of 7,000 people it’s not as bad as that one because there were so many people flashing their cameras and I was like Ahh crap! So yeah….

5.Have you ever met a fangirl and had a personal conversation with her?

Well urm yeh. The last time I spoke to some was like these 3 girls around London. They come and talk to me and I’m always like Ahh and they come over to me and they’re like really cool. And urm yeah they come to my house a lot which is sometimes very odd but yeh, I have conversations with them.

6.Would you like to be an only child or do you prefer to have siblings like you did in Narnia and have in real life?

I prefer siblings….sister..and when you’re like adults and there’s like someone to have other than just being by yourself. And it was quite cool on the set to have like everyone there.

7.When did you get your braces on? And what colours do you usually wear?

Urm well I got my braces on about a year ago on Wednesday and I may be getting them off on Wednesday. I can’t wait. At first I tried colours and then I just didn’t because they attract more attention to your braces. Grey is cool.

8.What did you have written on your hand at the Empire Awards on last Monday?

Urm, hang on I think I’ve still got it on my hand. Urm they’re notes, saying I have Mufti Day and doodling. I’ve actually got my name graffitied on my arm!

9.How many pairs of Converse do you own?

I had the originals, they were my black ones and then they got too old so I spray painted them blue. So I bought another pair and then I’ve got the red pair and then I’ve got these Converse trainers which are kinda like fake Converse and at the moment they’re replacing my normal games kit cos I lost my actual trainers. I always wear the red like never! I’ve worn them twice.

10.What kind of soap do you use?

Soap? I’m just going to have a look. Body shop, my sisters telling me! That’s the bar of soap you find on my sink. I use soap but I’m not like expert on soap. Sorry

11.What’s your favourite type of cheese?

Oo cheese! It’s cool. I like blue cheese, Brie, urm I like cheddar, stilton, yeah Stilton’s good. Oh and with everyone’s name after it you say cheese. So it’s like Nick Cheese and Gordan Cheese and everyone…

12.Do you think Blue M&Ms taste better than the others?

I’m really big on Smarties and Orange smarties they taste the best.

13.When you start shaving, will you use an electric razor or a regular one?

Urm, I actually tried shaving once and used just like a normal razor blade and cut off half my lip and damaged all my skin and it hurt for like 5 days because I didn’t use shaving cream or anything. Won’t be trying that again but I don’t know. Will uses an electric razor, he was like showing off with it in the make-up tent.

14.Boxers or Briefs?

Urm Boxers.

15.What do you think about at 1.20am?

If I’m at a sleepover, I’m probably calculating how much sleep I’m going to have or just thinking things generally, boring things.

16.Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have two cats, kittens, they’re like a year old and ones called Puss and one’s called Boots.

17.What shampoo do you use?

Oh I don’t know what it’s called. It’s like this yellow orangey one. And it’s just there, in the cupboard. Oh here we go, Citrus Shine.

18.Do you use Lynx or anything like that? (actual question, what do you smell like……..)

I did have a bottle but it’s so bad because all of my friends come round and start spraying it all in my room and then I get a lecture and yeah so it always get used up but yeah I have a Lynx thingy.

19.Do you have a middle name?

Yes, can’t remember which way it goes round. Ok it’s Skandar Amin Casper Keynes.

20.Does Anna have Myspace?

Urm I don’t know. I used to have one but I couldn’t get people to leave me alone so I stopped.

21.How do you deal with all the crazy fan girls you have? (from Thomas)

Some else does it not me. Sometimes they come to London and try and see me and my friends are like no it’s not him and sometimes they are like yeah it is him! And shouting.

22.Oh and the inevitable, do you have girlfriend/what’s you love life like?

Urm at this moment and like recently, non existent. But things could change you know but I just like ended something.

23.Why do you hate hugs?

I don’t hate hugs! It’s because Will, when he hugs you, tries to suffocate you. He starts squeezing so hard and it’s like OMG. And Anna, she’s like dead patronising, it’s like urgh. And then Georgie is like ah give me a hug. And it’s like OK! And with Andrew all of his long hair sort of gets in the way.

24.Is it true you sleep with a teddy bear?

No! I don’t have any sort of stuff animals in my room. I have some cool stuff but not animals.

25.What’s your favourite TV show?

Family Guy. Yeah it’s amazing. I have all the series on DVD and they’re making a fourth. Yeah Family Guy and Scrubs. Me and my friends are always quoting Scrubs!

26.Where would be your ideal place to live?

Some really cool place in the Pacific Ocean or the South of France or Spain. Somewhere hot and by a beach. The thing about England is it’s always rainy and cold.

27.Who is your celebrity crush?

Urm, Jessica Alba is pretty cool. I dunno. I don’t obsess about celebrities like some of my friends do.

28.Do you have a religion and if so what is it?

I am an Athiest. I know the films really Christian and everything but it doesn’t really affect me. Oh and you know I’m related to Charles Darwin.

29.What’s your favourite meal?

Nandos! Nandos is like amazing. And Chinese. And then you’ve got pizza! Urm I’m a fan of Indian food but not like an amazingly big fan. Oh and last one fish and chips.

30.Can you give us some prank ideas?

Attacking people from behind when they’re not expecting it! Every time I go to a friends house and if they haven’t realized I was coming, I walk up behind them and it’s all silent and then they will actually jump a mile. Really. They freak out.
Oh and have as much fun as you can in Art with paint. That’s my bit of advice. Just don’t go spreading it on other people’s work. That never really works out too well. It’s fun to chuck it on each other.

31.How tall are you?

I am 5”5 ½, 5”6!

32.Have you worn this T-shirt? everything that she said really in blue

Oh T-shirt woman! What does it mean?! It has something written on it but it’s really confusing I have no idea what it’s on about. Yeah I’ve got and I’ve worn cos you need a white t-shirt.

33. Have you ever been to Finland?

URm no. Sorry. I’ve never been to Finland.

34. Are you going to Memphis next week?

Am I? I should probably check that. I may be now! Don’t think so but it may be a satellite one.

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And there you have it. Pretty interesting interview, if only about surface things. Maybe next time, there will be more stories from the set of the movie or something.


110 Responses to “Exclusive Interview with Skandar Keynes”

  1. Leah says:

    OMG I Love all The Things He Doe’s
    Thats So Cool

  2. GiGi says:

    hmm….is this interview real? was some stuff added by someone else of something…because Skandar is NOT an Athiest. he said so himself that he was roman catholic

    • minuri says:

      sorry to disappoint you but skandar (the hottest guy in the world apart from tom williams from aussie idol. lol. im kind of stuck in between those two)is an atheist. it says so on wikipedia

    • Racchetta says:

      Yeah, he is an atheist. Where did you find out that he was Roman Catholic? I do know his cousin and he says that Skandar is an atheist. Sorry hun :(

  3. Chelsey says:

    he is so funny.

  4. Vivien says:

    hihi XD cool!!Iam from SLOVAKIA and I donˇt very speak English :)bye bye !!I LIKE NARNIA :)!!!!!

  5. callum says:

    tell him to go back on myspace again =)

  6. keyshia says:

    Hey, I hope you have fun in Narnia 3, I hope it’s good(which will be out in 2010), aww, ever long, I will be in grade 10, by than, and I like to watch Narnia, over and over and I can’t take my eyes of you……..lol, lil’bit in weird, cause I never felt like this before, hmm, well have fun, Shandar Keynes
    Your Fan, Keyshia(Kecia) Genaille. :) Bye

  7. Amelia says:

    I love that he’s Athiest! And that he has some pretty cool stuff!

  8. FIESTYUNICORN123 says:

    wait… WHAT YEAR did this interview take place?

  9. Mari says:

    OMG , Skandar is so cool!

  10. Rachel says:

    edmund was hilarious in prince caspian, in that suttle way.. there better be a dawn treader movie….and disney was sooo stupid to drop it!!! may the force be with you walden media..

  11. SK#1 fan says:

    it was awesome! I am so upset that disney dropped Narnia… If only there were a way to change their mind…
    A THOUSAND UPSET FANS…. maybe…if only

  12. Ruthie says:

    Some of it was kind of hard to understand. Like, when you’re talking about the blue M&Ms and all the suden he’s going on about Smarties. It’s like “Um…what?” I’m guessing this took place over the phone. But whatever. Skandar’s so funny, he’s the best. Wish he got more screentime in PC. It’s like, everybody has some big emotional issue-sublot thing going on…and then there’s Edmund, who was kind of just the comic relief. (Even if he was the coolest fighter.) Oh, well…maybe it’ll be different in Dawn Treader.

  13. diana says:

    skandar is so cute!! i wish i could meet him. ain’t sure if the interview is real. :)

  14. pamella says:

    I’m confused after that interview.
    Naum know if he is Catholic or atheistand after all I live in Brazil.

  15. rebecca says:

    well i just hope the third narnia movie is as good as the other two and hope all those fans leave you alone

  16. rebecca says:

    hope you have a good life in England after all i am in Australia

  17. Chrissy says:

    He is really cool. I wish I could met him in real life he seems really funny and (he’s really cute i’m really not that obsessed with him but HE IS CUTE!!!!)
    I’m really a big fan of Narnia I would be crying a river if they didn’t make a third movie. Bcuz after i watched the second (prince Caspian) right before bed I was crying because it was a really great movie!

  18. Sapphire says:

    they definitely need to make the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. i could watch prince caspian sooo many times and never get sick of it and always get emotional.

  19. marrissa says:

    i read that fox is going to help make the third narnia movie. and no, skandar is not an atheist. whoever got that infromation made it up!!!!!

  20. alex :]] says:

    ahh, this guy is my new celebrity crazed crush obsession :]

  21. Racchetta says:

    OMIGDNESS. I just read an interview that says he is only interested in girls who are british, not afraid to be themselves (but not too overly bold and brash) and can fight for themselves (e.g. don’t completely depend on him)
    Sounds like me! If it sounds like you too reply to this comment!!:D

  22. Fantasma says:

    Ick. I hope he’s not an atheist. That would totally ruin my whole Skandar-fan…thing x.X

  23. santorini says:

    the past two movies, for me (and maybe to all of us!), are the greatest! i cant wait for voyage to come.. and guys, please don’t loose yourself debating wether skadar is an atheist or a christian, the best thing to do is to respect who he is,God bless everyone!
    xxxi love philippinesxxx

  24. mae says:

    he is really awesome. too bad i am not brittish! I am american

  25. sharfina says:

    i have a red converse that you have :), and i’m lovin it!

  26. Genna says:

    Skander sounds really, really funny; too bad he is an atheist (but I still think he’s fun!)

  27. myrra says:

    umm I think…if he’s atheist, no porblem. But, beside that… he’s cool, very funny, and handsome guy! Keep going on, Skandar!

  28. Rahmi Utami Imas Dwi Puspita says:

    I like and really fans with Skandar Keynes, and if I can meet him, I will happy. From the interview, I can know more information about him.

  29. Sophie says:

    It don’t matter 2 me what his religion is I will always be a fan of him…….and Narnia

  30. Sophia says:

    I really don’t care what his religion is I just really really really really really really really really really REALLY like him alot!!!!:-D I <3 Skandar- Keynes!!! I'm not like obsessing over him or anything I just like him alot……..But he is sooo CUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Ruth says:

    I want to be your friend Skandar

  32. Sophia says:

    He is like sooooo cool!!!

  33. Sarah says:

    I love Skandar so much! I fall asleep to one of the narnia movies every night. I even have a countdown till the third one, when I get to see his beautiful face again:)

  34. Sophia says:

    I don’t like obsess over him like most girls I just really like him.

  35. Aly =] says:

    I want to meet Skandar someday. I know that every other girl does too, but i always have a hard time believing these websites sometimes… i wanna know more about him, more valuabke stuff…not just whether or not her perfurs blue M&M’s…of course those are always funn to know lol =]i kinda always wanted to just sit down with him and find out more about him =] tht be so kool =D

  36. Elle says:

    WoW! Thanks for the prank tips! Teh-Heh, hes so cute!! Dosen’t matter what he is, hes still like really cool! Can’t wait to do those pranks tommorow!

  37. grace says:

    totally hope he’s not an atheist,, Narnia is a christian movie for GOD sake! the movies give us the perspective of our relationship with GOD,, and it will be VERY helpfull if the actor have some experiences with GOD to share us,,
    but if he is an atheist,, i am praying for GOD’s time to open his heart,,
    i’m 24 and i promised myself, my children will watch this movie,, and i’ll explain a lot to them ^^ thanx for GOD’s work through CS Lewis,, we need more of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien in this world!! may the -grace- of GOD always be with us!

  38. 8675liza says:

    That is so SICK that Skandar is an atheist! Why in the world would a person want to be such a disgusting religion? No, that’s not even a religion. Oh, poor Skan! That’s terrible. I wish he’d go to Christianity at LEAST! No, Catholocism! :)

    • someone.. says:

      Whatever he is Christianity or Catholicism, two of them is good, coz they have the same God and their gospel is peace…

      am i right??(Christianity and Catholicism)

  39. 5678liza says:

    Now YOU are so right! Love ya, lady!

  40. sakura evans says:

    skander is just awesome. who cares about his religion is.I am waiting for Dawn Treader with great excitement.

  41. Kayleen says:

    Omg is he really an athiest.? I guess so, anyways this is to Racchetta…wow thats awesome u know his cuzin.!:D I hope to some day meet Skandy in person.!!!:( i really like tjis fool, hes like the cutest guy ive ever seen in my like…in one of my classes theres a kid named brady that looks alot like skandy 4rm the side…but its so sad to say this….he..well lets just say he goes 4 the other team. If ya know what i mean:”(

  42. Abbie says:

    Just to let everybody know…. they are making the Voyage of the Dawn Treader but….the sad thing is when I was talking to Georgie(Lucy) this spring they are adding people that aren’t in the book….A girl named Gail( I’m thinking short for Abigail. Hey my name!) and her mom and maybe someone else if you want to look up the videos on youtube type in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Georgie Henley 2 …….or maybe its #1 but anyway they have videos up from the filming please enjoy and talk to you soon with news of Georgie!!!!

    ♥ABIE♥

  43. Aya says:

    Why do so many people care if he is Atheist or not? How can that ruin your fan love for him? You liked him before so your going to let religion effect that? Whether he is or not either way is FINE he is still Skandar Keynes, who is an excellent actor and entitled to make his own decisions without the criticism of those less successful then he is.

  44. ana says:

    HELLO skandar hix my name is ana khan. and i am very big fan of u i like ur movie narnia. and u are so cute,

  45. Caroline says:

    heyy heyy skandar , i really love you :)) i’m from indonesia , and i wish can meet you:D

  46. Xierra says:

    is it true that Skandar Keynes is a half-Lebanese ?

  47. dgtm says:

    YES Guys. He’s religion does effect the fan love. Well, for what I know, Skandar BELIEVES in God. He said that himself. He’s not a hater of God. Thats why I wonder why he’s an athiest. He should be a ROMAN CATHOLIC! :)

  48. skandarfan says:

    is this real??? coz some of the questions are like a bit weird eg. do u shave?? blah b;ah blah blah no but will does he was showing it off in the make uo tent ummmmm awkward and weird

  49. rushna says:

    Atheist or not- he’s still cute…
    Dawn treader is so cool.Skandar looks even better
    As for only his interest in only British girls..thats stereotyping!!!(you’re half lebanese yourself)

  50. Fatma says:

    I dont understand why he is an atheist.I come from Turkey and I am a christian.Skandar Jesus loves you!!!!

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