In this quick chat with Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield, BBC America asked him to explain a bit about the movie’s premise and about working again with Sir Ben Kingsley, who will play war hero and mentor Mazer Rackham. “The script has been amazingly adapted to the book.” says Butterfield. “It’ll be amazing.”
When asked how he’s able to maintain a normal life while being a child actor, Butterfield said, “It’s difficult because I am doing something barely no one else my age does, but I do try to keep my acting life and my normal life separate, so whenever I’m at school I just do whatever a normal 14 year-old kid does, I play computer games, hang out with mates, read.”
Butterfield says he’d love to work with Tim Burton on a future project.
Ender’s Game begins filming in New Orleans next month. Production is currently casting extras for the Battle School.
Source: BBC America via Ender’s Ansible