British educational charity FilmClub recently had young reporter Matt talk with Asa Butterfield about Ender’s Game. Watch the video below.
One of the things that we really wanted to do is keep the core themes and ideas from the original novel into the screenplay and it was a bit of a challenge and it was a lot of weight on my shoulders playing this character, but I think we did it justice.
Having a novel as an actor is so helpful in having small ideas, things that you can draw upon when creating a character. I’ve done a few films where they’ve been adapted from novels and it’s always really helpful.
Asa also mentions that he hasn’t seen the film yet, though it’s unclear when this interview was actually conducted.