Exclusive: Interview with actor Jamie Chambers

Jamie Chambers headshotForeword by Adam Brannon. Star Wars: Episode IX is currently undergoing final preparations before its release in December. I’m sure everyone reading this interview will be as excited as I am to see the final part of the epic space opera.

To celebrate, I had an exclusive chat with actor Jamie Chambers, who as well as starring in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the upcoming Robin Hood reboot and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, also slipped on the iconic Stormtrooper suit in 2015’s massive hit, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Following on from Vanessa Chester, Colby Boothman and Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane, Jamie chats to me about his career in acting so far. Read on for the exclusive interview.

1. What made you decide to get into acting?

In general, I don’t deal with regret very well. I was in a bit of a bad place in my previous career. I was at a point where I needed to make a decision about my future and what  career I wanted to pursue. So, whilst I was struggling with the job I was doing, I saw The Transporter and the bus station scene. Something clicked for me, and I knew what I wanted to do. So I quit my job there and then and made an actor profile.

Jamie Chambers in desert
© Jamie Chambers

2. What has been the highlight of your career?

There’s been a couple, but to be honest, the best is yet to come for me I think. So far there have been some fun highlights, working on Fury, which was challenging and incredibly fun. Working on Star Wars was obviously great.

3. What was it like working on Star Wars?

It was of course a landmark event and something I am glad to have been a part of. Everyone came together for an amazing “once in a lifetime” project.

Everyone was lovely. With people coming together for such a huge project. I think everyone was almost always on the same page.

4. Do you have any stories from working on the film?

Well working in 50degree heat is a story in itself and getting so dehydrated in the desert, that my tattoo’s lost all colour. Plus, running straight into an air cannon during some of the explosive scenes.

5. How was it wearing the Stormtrooper outfit?

The outfit is certainly intricate. I wouldn’t advise it for anyone who is claustrophobic. It is cumbersome to get in and out of, and once you’re in, YOU ARE IN. There were a couple of “catchy” parts were parts of us got bruised, but for the most part, I really enjoyed wearing it!

6. One we ask everyone, what’s your favourite film?

WHAT?!? Only 1? I guess it has to be The Dark Knight. BUT, honourable mentions to: Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Matrix, Transporter, Se7en, Aliens and The Empire Strikes Back.

Stormtroopers on set

© Jamie Chambers

7. What’s your favourite cinema snack?

Chicken wings! And Root Beer.

8. If you could work on any franchise, what would it be?

It has to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it’s just got so big and well developed that I’d love to be a part of that. Maybe as “Sentry”, “Nova” or “Moon Knight”.

9. Do you have any exciting projects in the pipeline?​

Oh so many! We have Made Ordinary starting very soon and then there’s Knight’s End and a few more that I can’t mention at the moment.

I’d like to thank Jamie for taking time out of his exceptionally busy schedule to take part in this interview. Click the link if you’d like to read more interviews on Movie Metropolis. If you’ve got a story to share, why not get in touch?

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