British actor Douglas Booth is beginning to make a name for himself in the US and was cast in the role of Romeo for the new Romeo and Juliet movie. Douglas covers next months issue of GQ magazine and in the interview with them, Douglas compared himself with Romeo.
Booth told the publication, "Yeah, I feel, like, I'm sort of very spontaneous. I mean, whether or not I would take my life within the space of however many days of falling in love, I'm not really sure. But yeah, I think whichever character you're playing, you have to sort of go within yourself and find places to draw on."
He added, "It's the impulsiveness; it's that sort of youthful energy. Being blinded by young love. I remember the feeling, when I was younger and I first fell in love—you don't see the world the same way that other people see it. You don't see the same boundaries."
As well as starring Douglas Booth as Romeo, the new Romeo and Juliet movie sees Hailee Steinfeld in the role as Juiet, while the supporting cast features Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Stellan Skarsgard as Prince of Verona and Natascha McElhone as Lady Capulet. Romeo and Juliet opens October 11 in the US.
Check out the Romeo and Juliet trailer below.