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Sturridge's Vanity Fair 'nightmare'

Published 10/11/2011 | 15:31

Tom Sturridge was 18 when he starred in the film
Tom Sturridge was 18 when he starred in the film

Tom Sturridge has revealed starring in Vanity Fair was a "nightmare".

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The British actor, who was around 18 years old when he portrayed young Georgy in Mira Nair's period drama, recalled how the experience was an eye-opening one.

"Working on a film like that with a small part, it was like getting on a movie train and can be a f****** nightmare to establish who you are, where you are and what you're trying to do," he admitted.

Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and James Purefoy also starred in the film, written by Julian Fellowes.

"All I remember is how pregnant Reese Witherspoon was and me being impressed with how well they were disguising that. That's what I took away from that!" the actor added.

Tom currently stars as a drug dealer alongside Romola Garai and award-winning newcomer Candese Reid in Junkhearts, which is in cinemas now.

"I spent a lot of time with people in homeless shelters around London. A lot of the people who work there are either ex-addicts or dealers, and they were very helpful," he revealed.

"If you're young, the most successful way you can be is not to look homeless. I'd meet these kids who have been living on the streets from anything from a week to a year, and they were way slicker than me - they have clean hair, they're clean-shaven and have amazing trainers."

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