Sam Riley has acted with two of the biggest box office [and tabloid] sensations of the decade – Angelina Jolie and Kristen Stewart. When asked about working with Stewart [in ‘On The Road’] and dealing with the level of fame that she has, he tells Bullet Magazine in a new interview, “At 19, I think I would have wanted to be that famous, but now that I’m older and settled I wouldn’t like it at all. Actually, I wouldn’t mind the money.”
He also talks about working with Jolie [in the 2014 release ‘Maleficent’], he says, “They said, ‘Angelina is ready,’ and all I could see was the back of her head with these huge horns on it. I thought, F–king hell! What am I supposed to do?”
He also talks about how the press dissecting anything he says about Jolie or Stewart, but not being interested in anything else he mentions – “What I have to say isn’t newsworthy, but what I have to say about Kristen or Angelina is newsworthy, which is weird. And sometimes you say something that doesn’t translate, and you read it and think, I sound like such an arrogant twat, but I was f–king joking.”
Riley can currently be seen in theaters in ‘On The Road’ and ‘Byznatium’, and is getting strong reviews for his performances in both films.