UP CLOSE & PERSONAL. Talented, dapper and blessed with a great sense of humor, Brenton Thwaites turns on the charm for the new “Pirates of the Caribbean”
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This year alone, Australian-born actor Brenton Thwaites is headlining three major motion picture titles. He’s also scheduled to appear in at least three more that don’t have official release dates yet, which means that not long from now he’ll have about 21 credited roles to his name. Pretty impressive for a seven-year career, right? Let’s not forget that Thwaites’ filmography includes big blockbusters like the spine-tingling “Oculus” that is definitely not for the faint of heart, “Maleficent” where he played opposite Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie, as well as “Gods of Egypt” which was shot in the deserts of his home country and notably featured Gerard Butler’s muscles. And then there’s the one that might just become his most defining role for the years to come: As a new young hero in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
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DA MAN: Hi, Brenton; thank you for having us. How are you doing?
Brenton Thwaites: Purdy good.
DA MAN: Let’s start with your role in one of the most anticipated movies of 2017: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Can you tell us a bit about your character and what his role is in the story?
Brenton Thwaites: I play a guy called Henry who is a soldier in the Royal Navy. At the beginning of the film, he is locked up by his own men for trying to warn them of an evil coming their way. No one believes him except for a girl called Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scodelario, who helps him escape. Together they realize they are actually after the same treasure and can help each other get there.