Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How To Become Prince Charming In Five Easy Steps, According To Richard Madden

The Game of Thrones alum tells BuzzFeed News how he transformed into Prince Charming for Disney’s Cinderella.

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Though the producers of Disney's new live-action Cinderella were confident they found their Prince Charming in Richard Madden, the Game of Thrones alum himself was frightened by the inherent responsibility of playing one of the most iconic fairy tale characters of all time.

"It was terrifying," he told BuzzFeed News during an interview at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. "Everyone has an idea of who the prince is and it's like, people were going to think, You're wrongly cast, or, He's not my idea of a prince!"

But watching the 1950 Disney animated movie helped calm Madden's nerves. "I realized we know nothing about him. We don't even know his name," he said. "So I could start from scratch and build a character who is first and foremost a son, a solider, and a friend as well as a prince. I got to make a real young man."

And here's how Madden — with various technicians across multiple disciplines — accomplished that in five simple steps.

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