In the zombie adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Douglas takes on the role of Mr. Bingley, Darcy’s best friend. “He’s not the best,” Douglas laughs, “[But] I was coming off Jupiter Ascending and The Riot Club, having played not so great characters, so was it refreshing to play such a lovable character. He’s a kind-hearted guy with such good intentions, but he’s a bit hapless and helpless.”
“It was fun coming to work and knowing all you had to do was just get on with everyone and be really amiable.”
When asked if he had a list of people he’d like to work with in the future, Douglas saod: “Oh massively. I’d love to work with Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino, but these are dreams I don’t need to rush to achieve. I’ll be ready to make those movies when I’m ready to make those movies and they’re ready to make them with me, if they ever want to.”
Be sure to check out Douglas in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies when it hits theatres on Friday (February 5)! You can also read Douglas’ full interview here.