“I certainly judged the character. I think I’m allowed to judge the character, particularly in today’s context, in terms of that abuse of power. He’s at the top of this structure, in terms of the hierarchy of the world, and he abuses that power to take advantage of our protagonist who is a literal representation of hope and sunshine, in order to pursue his agenda. In today’s world, that is obviously something that I can’t find a way to condone, but it doesn’t mean it’s not my job, as an actor, to justify why he thinks it’s all right, considering that he believes in going to any lengths to pursue his cause, which he believes is for the greater good, he believes is protecting his people, and he believes is necessary. It doesn’t make it any more condone-able that he might be genuinely falling for this person. It might be this person that could give hope and light to him again in the future. Those questions are interesting to pose. I see him as the antagonist. I don’t know whether I see him as necessarily the villain. “
- Ben Barnes on the "Make Me Your Villain" Scene, Collider.
BEN BARNES and his dark, dark eyes in:
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
SHADOW & BONE
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