‘Male privilege protects us,’ Will Poulter says of Dopesick, Marvel, and mental health.

0

‘Male privilege protects us,’ Will Poulter says of Dopesick, Marvel, and mental health.

The actor discusses his role in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film, bullying, and why he’s not an activist as he stars in a new miniseries about America’s opioid crisis.

Will Poulter is one of those actors who can pull off a villainous performance with ease.

It’s the brows that are causing the problem.

He’s been the go-to Brit for naughty, and downright nasty, since he first appeared on our screens as Lee Carter, the worst-behaved boy in school in Son of Rambow (2007), raising those high arches as a fresh-faced 14-year-old.

Early roles like uppity Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and belligerent Gally in The Maze Runner only added to that image, and more recent roles like that of a racist cop in Detroit (2017) have done nothing to change it.

Poulter has just been announced as the newest member of the Marvel cast as we speak.

He’ll play Adam Warlock in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film, a supreme being described in the previous film as “capable of destroying the Guardians.”

In person, Poulter, 28, is incredibly polite and earnest, full of talk of social justice and responsibility, wearing a very fluffy pink jumper with an indiscernible creature on it (he says it reminds him of Pax, a demon in Bandersnatch, the interactiveBlack Mirrorepisode he did in 2018).

Following a barrage of abuse over his physical appearance in Bandersnatch, he only checks in to promote good causes on Twitter and Instagram.

He declares, “I’m not an activist.”

“As an actor, I’m well aware of my limitations in terms of impact.

I’m not the one who does the actual work.

But the very least I can do as an actor is make responsible choices.

And hopefully, as a result, I’ll be able to shed some light on some of the real-world progress that’s being made.”

Poulter has the ability to come across as both a saint and a sinner as we converse.

In a face that exudes innocence, those impish eyebrows sit.

Perhaps it’s because of this that he’s so well-suited to Dopesick, a similarly earnest examination of the origins of America’s opioid crisis.

He portrays Billy, a salesman in the film.

News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.

‘Male privilege protects us,’ Will Poulter says about Dopesick, Marvel, and mental health.

charset=”utf-8″ wpcc-script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” wpcc-script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” wpcc-script async src=”https

wpcc-script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”]

Will Poulter on Dopesick, Marvel and mental health: ‘Male privilege protects us’

Struggling to find your next favourite TV series?

The i on TV newsletter is a daily email full of suggestions of what to watch as well as the latest TV news, opinions and interviews. Sign up here to stay up to date with the best new TV.

We're The Millers Emma Roberts as Casey Mathis; Jennifer Aniston as Rose O'Reilly; Jason Sudeikis as David Clarke; Will Poulter as Kenny Rossmore ?? 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved Film still Image from SEACRead More - Featured ImageDopesick -- ???First Bottle??? - Episode 101 -- Richard Sackler begins to launch a powerful new painkiller, a rural doctor is introduced to the drug, a coal miner plans her future, a DEA Agent learns of blackmarket pills, and federal prosecutors decide to open a case into OxyContin. Billy Cutler (Will Poulter), shown. (Photo by: Antony Platt/Hulu) Dopesick TV still Provided by frankie@wdwentertainment.comRead More - Featured ImageWASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Actor Will Poulter attends the Washington, DC premiere of "Dopesick" at The Aspen Institute on October 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

Will Poulter on Dopesick, Marvel and mental health: ‘Male privilege protects us’

Struggling to find your next favourite TV series?

The i on TV newsletter is a daily email full of suggestions of what to watch as well as the latest TV news, opinions and interviews. Sign up here to stay up to date with the best new TV.

We're The Millers Emma Roberts as Casey Mathis; Jennifer Aniston as Rose O'Reilly; Jason Sudeikis as David Clarke; Will Poulter as Kenny Rossmore ?? 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved Film still Image from SEACRead More - Featured ImageDopesick -- ???First Bottle??? - Episode 101 -- Richard Sackler begins to launch a powerful new painkiller, a rural doctor is introduced to the drug, a coal miner plans her future, a DEA Agent learns of blackmarket pills, and federal prosecutors decide to open a case into OxyContin. Billy Cutler (Will Poulter), shown. (Photo by: Antony Platt/Hulu) Dopesick TV still Provided by frankie@wdwentertainment.comRead More - Featured ImageWASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Actor Will Poulter attends the Washington, DC premiere of "Dopesick" at The Aspen Institute on October 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

Comments are closed.