Hero Fiennes Tiffin is one of our favorite people and that’s why anytime we’re offered the chance to speak with him we take it.
His latest project First Love releases this Friday and tells the story of Jim (Fiennes Tiffin), and Ann (Sydney Park) two teenagers experiencing first love. Although this film is a romance and Hero has done a few thus far, Jim is a character he hasn’t tackled before. If you’re a fan of the After movie franchise, then you know he’s really good at playing the “bad boy” Hardin Scott. Jim is the complete opposite.
When we spoke with Hero, we asked him if it was difficult transitioning from playing a character like Hardin who is in your face to one like Jim who is calmer and a lot quieter.
“I think there’s pros and cons. I found it a bit more challenging in the way that when I go back to play After, I’m like ‘yeah this suit again, get me the leather jacket on, I know what I’m doing, let’s get these tats on’ you know I feel really comfortable in his skin now so obviously to play any character on your next job that’s different is always a bit challenging. But I think part of the attraction to doing the project was because I was aware of how different he was going to be from Hardin.”
We can agree with Hero on this. When you’ve been living in a particular character’s world for so long like Hardin Scott, it can feel comfortable. Almost like a security blanket of sorts. Stepping into a different role can certainly be challenging.
Hero was up for the challenge, and we can say that he did a great job bringing Jim to life, especially mastering his American accent which we also spoke with him about. See what he had to say about that and more in our interview below.