We were joined on the Popternative show by English actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin to discuss his latest film The Loneliest Boy in the World. Known for playing Hardin Scott in the popular After romantic drama film series, Hero takes on a different role in this ‘gothic horror-comedy’ film where he plays a zombie.
It also stars Max Harwood (Everybody is Talking About Jamie), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes), Evan Ross (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2), Tallulah Haddon (The Last Duel), Hammed Animashaun (The Wheel of Time), singer Jacob Sartorius and Ben Miller (Bridgerton).
The Loneliest Boy in the World is billed as a modern fairytale—except with zombies. When the sheltered and unsocialized Oliver (Harwood) is tasked with making new friends after the sudden and devastating death of his mother, he decides that digging a few up (literally) might be his best bet. However, when he awakens the morning after his excavating escapades, he discovers that his newly acquired friends have mysteriously come to life overnight, launching them all into a series of misadventures as they try to keep their secret safe from neighbors, classmates, and social workers alike.
In our interview, Hero tells us he had a fun time playing a zombie because he had “nothing to lose playing a dead guy,” but he also notes the more serious undertones to the storyline. He also discusses the genre-bending aspect of the movie which includes comedy and horror.
Watch the full interview below!
The Loneliest Boy in the World is now playing in select theaters and available on demand and digital.
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