Rupert Friend on playing “The Kid”

Another old interview I just found… Originally posted by BBC News. September 15th, 2010 “As a boy, Kevin Lewis grew up in an impoverished family on a London council estate. He was beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and ended up in care. His story became a best selling book – The Kid.…

Rupert Friend on his new film The Kid

Posted by telegraph.co.uk. Interview by Horatia Harrod. Sept 14th, 2010 He was plucked from drama school to star opposite Johnny Depp; a year later he was dating Keira Knightley. Rupert Friend talks about paparazzi ‘punching’ fantasies, childhood bullying and why he’ll only take a role ‘if it’s nothing like me’. Rupert Friend looks unseasonably well on…

Interview: Rupert Friend, actor

Posted by The Scotsman. September 11, 2010 There are some images you’ll never forget. The Kid, arriving in cinemas next week, provides them in abundance – heartbreaking scenes of a boy called Kevin Lewis being relentlessly brutalised by his parents, and in particular, his mother. He is starved, beaten, locked in a filthy room, and…