My sister is a brilliant actress – luminous – and also a talented theatre director. It was odd – she spent New Year’s Eve with me and a group of my friends who have all known her since she was small but hadn’t seen her for a while, and they said, ‘Look at what she has turned into.’ She takes my breath away. I saw the first play she directed and I was truly in awe.
First TV crush?
I can’t remember my first, but my current crush is Clémence Poésy. I think if I were ever to meet her I would get all giggly and be lost for words. [x]
And when it comes to women, Irons is drawn to the same sense of modesty. “Jersey Shore has had a terrible influence on women’s fashion,” he muses. “I quite like, as a look, the way a lot of French people dress … Clémence Poésy, she’s got nice style.” [x]
Let’s talk about The White Queen, BBC’s next big drama…
"Yes, it’s going to be awesome. I play King Edward IV for six months, filming in Belgium. I’ve seen the film In Bruges so I think I have a very romanticised view on it. Hopefully I bump in to Clémence Poésy… because that would be the best thing that could ever happen to me.” [x]
We penned you as one of our wishes for the part in 50 Shades Of Grey. Is that something you’d ever consider?
"Whatever brings people out of their shells. Whatever makes people embrace the nasty shit that goes on in that book, I guess."
Ha! And who would you chose to be your Ana?
Have I mentioned Clémence Poésy? [x]