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We speak to Warcraft’s Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell on why they never played World of Warcraft and how 2010’s movie adaptation of Prince Of Persia started out as a very different film.
When you star in a high-profile movie adaptation of one of the biggest video games ever, it’s probably reasonable to expect the cast have played the game for preparation.
Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell however, stars of Duncan Jones’ fantasy epic Warcraft, explained to why they didn’t play World of Warcraft and how they haven’t been enticed into playing since filming wrapped.

‘It’s very much a film that introduces that. I didn’t know anything about it, I knew it existed, and I’d heard about it, but it felt like we were being introduced as we were making the film, and you wouldn’t have to know a thing about Warcraft to enjoy the film,’ Toby says.
‘I haven’t played it, no. Not that the game isn’t awesome, I just know the effort it’s going to require. And unfortunately I don’t have the time. You’ve got the time,’ he says looking towards Dominic.
‘I’ve got the time,’ Dominic jokes. ‘I’ve not played computers in a long time… I kept meaning to give it a go.’
Toby is no stranger to video game adaptations, having also starred as Garsiv in 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. While the film was negatively received upon release, apparently the initial script was a much better prospect.

‘Honestly when I read Prince of Persia, which was written by Boaz Yakin, it was phenomenal,’ Toby says.
‘Garsiv was a fully-formed three-dimensional character, and over the process of filming that pieces just fell away, and they lose their vigour sometimes.
‘The fans of Prince of Persia were very vocal about feeling like it didn’t represent what they wanted. And I think Duncan [Jones] was very aware that, you’re never going to be able to do that.
‘Playing computers, you can’t tell me what my experience was like, I had that experience, it was my own personal experience in that game. He didn’t need to do that because it’s such a rich world, he can just tell a story and introduce you to it,’ he added.

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The 37-year-old plays Llane Wrynn, a human king ruling the fantastic Azeroth realm, in the soon-to-be-released movie, which is based on the beloved fantasy video game franchise.

With over 20 years on the market and over five games produced, Warcraft has become something gamers take very seriously, and Dominic has a feeling fans will have a lot to say about director Duncan Jones’ adaptation for the big screen, and his role after his involvement in Need For Speed, another video game adaptation, was poorly received in 2014.

“I’ve done one before, Need for Speed (and) that was interesting,” he tells U.K. newspaper The Independent. “Video game adaptations are a worry; you have to offer something the game isn’t already offering. If you think about what gamers are already experiencing, you are at liberty to make something that is a completely different experience.”

“There are so many preconceived ideas of what the characters are to those gamers,” he adds of his acting challenge. “They’ve lived with those people longer than the people actually making the film. There’s this massive responsibility and at some point, you have to draw the line and not be panicked.

“You put yourself in the firing line immediately because of people’s expectations, because people have much more of an ability to converse about something they know well, they can immediately compare the two.”

However, he thinks the late David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, will blow fans away with his Warcraft expertise.

“He was so passionate about the universe, and the world in which it inhabits,” Dominic shares.

Warcraft will reach U.S. cinemas on 10 June (16).


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Dominic Cooper is very used to wearing strange things. His latest film, for instance, sees him in a completely outlandish – but equally arresting – look. In Warcraft: The Beginning, Cooper plays the king of a fantasy land called Azeroth, which required a lot of crowns, cloaks and armour. “The most extraordinary costumes,” he says. “But they were rather hard to move in and taught me that if I were ever in an actual battle that required wearing armour and swinging a sword, I would not last very long.”

In his daily life Cooper is rather more subdued, today dressed in clean-lined, dark pieces by edgy designers. He’s the sort of man who wears clothes lightly, as if everything was just thrown together, but it all works so perfectly that you know there’s a lot of thought going on. We met up with him to discuss his style dos and don’ts.

How would you describe your style?
I’m getting back into really tight jeans that I can barely fit into. I’m getting far too old for it, really. I can’t have my arse hanging out all the time, which is something it’s been doing for most of my life; I’m approaching my 40s. How would I define my style? I certainly like to try stuff. Today I’ve matched a navy blue jacket with a black shirt and, if I’m honest, I was very worried about that this morning. It was quite dark when I got dressed.
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Dominic was on The Graham Norton Show last night in the UK. It has been uploaded to youtube but you can also watch it on the BBC iPlayer here.

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Dominic will be on The Graham Norton Show tonight, I’ve uploaded a couple of pictures to the gallery as well as another behind the scenes picture from Preacher.

Public Appearances > 2016 > ‘The Graham Norton Show’ London (27/05/16)
Movies and Television > 2016 – Preacher (TV) > Behind The Scenes

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“A £22 bacon sandwich, it’s ridiculous,” starts my interview with the charming Dominic Cooper. “Freshly cut tomatoes in a bacon sandwich, that’s not right.”

Cooper, dressed head to toe in black, is wandering around a large room in a very high-end Knightsbridge hotel. The day is just starting (for him, at least), and there’s no great rush to sit down. Instead, the conversation centres on the overly expensive aforementioned sandwich, as well as a royal chariot passing outside.

“How much do you think one of those costs to go around in?”, he asks – as if I would have the slightest clue. It’s remarkable that the actor has stayed so grounded having starred in multi-million dollar projects for the good part of 10 years – starting with Mama Mia and including the likes of Captain America: The First Avenger, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Dead Man Down – you would be inclined to think Cooper’s head may be in the clouds. Yet, throughout our conversation, he remains easy to talk to, laughing when discussing past projects (Fast & Furious), while speaking excitedly about future ones (The Preacher).
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