No actor can let his guard down when appearing alongside Ralph Fiennes. However Djimon Hounsou isn’t simply any actor.
In reality, the 57-year-old actor-model has two Oscar nominations for greatest supporting actor tucked snugly underneath his thespic belt—for Jim Sheridan’s “In America” (2003) and for Edward Zwick’s “Blood Diamond” (2006).
In Matthew Vaughn’s the “Kingsman” prequel “The King’s Man,” presently exhibiting in Philippine theaters, Djimoun is solid as Shola, who works within the service of the Duke of Oxford (Ralph). Together with Conrad Oxford (Harris Dickinson) and Polly Wilkins (Gemma Arterton), he was among the many first brokers recruited into the Duke’s crime-busting efforts within the 1910s.
Once we nearly met Djimon to speak concerning the film, we requested the actor to explain Shola’s relationship with the Duke.
“There’s nice compassion and friendship between the 2—it’s a relationship that transpired after they met in Africa,” he defined. “Thereafter, Shola relocated to England to grow to be the Duke’s chaperone. That entire time, Shola devoted his life to serve the Duke. I discovered this a part of the story lovely, as a result of it reveals the sturdy bond cast between mates.”
The movie is ready round World Warfare I. In Djimon’s view, what does the movie deliver to audiences today, particularly throughout a chaotic time in historical past that has been stalled and held hostage by a pandemic?
“One is leisure, and the opposite is a little bit of training,” Djimon stated. “However the movie additionally displays a bit little bit of what’s happening in the present day. When you watch the film, you’ll see that the grim political local weather of the world we reside in is as dispiriting because it was again then. So you may see why they wish to make the world a greater place.”
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