Check out this interview of MR PORTER with Nicholas, wherein he talks about The Current War and the preparations he did for the film, his bathrobe obsession, and how he prepares for his roles. The site also features the wardrobe Nicholas used for the shoot, and you can get them from the MR PORTER shop.

Mr Nicholas Hoult is more of a house party than a nightclub kind of guy. He says he’s not a great dancer, unless someone plays “Le Freak” by Chic, then he’ll have a go anyway. “Last night, I went to a friend’s house and we all got a little drunk. You know when it’s unexpected, those are the best nights. When you see someone randomly and you’re just chatting and drinking and then suddenly you’re both like, ‘Hey, we’re having a good time, we’re both drunk, why don’t we go ahead and do this?’ And then it turns into something impromptu. I had no idea that last night would end with me singing Tom Jones on karaoke with a disco ball going in someone’s house.”

His hangover cure? “Run a sink of cold water, fill it with ice, then stick your head in it.” But Mr Hoult rarely wakes up feeling rough these days: “It’s not like when I was in Skins. Now I’m older I realise that I’m working and if I’m not on point, I can’t do it, my brain isn’t up to speed.”

No. These days he’s more likely to get his weekly highs from hot yoga. He goes to classes as often as he can when he’s home in northwest London in between filming. (He’s currently gearing up to play Professor JRR Tolkien in a biopic of the writer’s life.) But he’s keen to stress he is not that guy. You know the one, in his pants on the front row, deep-breathing louder than anyone else – “probably has sort of bun, topknot situation… I’m like back row, normal baggy gym shorts, shaking, wobbling, falling over, occasionally lying down”.

He’s enjoying his hot-yoga routine (mixed with boxing and cardio) while he’s home for a few weeks to promote his new film The Current War, the story of Thomas Edison (Mr Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse’s (Mr Michael Shannon) technological battle to supply electricity to the World Fair in 1893. Mr Hoult plays Mr Nikola Tesla, “A strange ethereal genius, who was well ahead of his time, but couldn’t see eye to eye with Edison in terms of them working together so tried to start his own business. Then he went to join George Westinghouse and together [spoiler alert], they won the bid.”

We’re sat on a sofa in a small room in the MR PORTER shoot location house. It is not dissimilar in its styling to the louche interiors of Mr Tom Ford’s setting for the 2009 film A Single Man, in which Mr Hoult plays the love interest of an older gay professor (played by Mr Colin Firth), in a role which saw him segue from British student TV drama Skins to serious Hollywood contender. Action blockbusters X-Men and Mad Max: Fury Road followed, via indie dramas, Warm BodiesEquals and Kill Your Friends. He is eating salad off a paper plate balanced on his knee. Is that something Mr Ford would strongly disapprove of? “Yes,” says Mr Hoult, “he’s got an eye for detail like no one else I’ve ever met before so of course, everything’s very precise aesthetically, for sure.”

The Serbian-born engineer Mr Nikola Tesla was also a man with a very particular sense of order in his life: “He had three of everything,” explains Mr Hoult. “He worked out the cubic volume of food before he’d eat it. Oh, and he was obsessed with pigeons. But he would have these flashes in his brain of the things he wanted to invent and he could build them completely in his mind first.” He says Tesla (after whom Mr Elon Musk has named his electric car and energy company) was also very conscious about taking care of his appearance, “in terms of clothes and style. Even when he was broke, he was like, ‘I’m going to dress well.’”

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July 14, 2016

Nicholas Hoult leapt into moviegoers’ minds last year as a frenzied fighter in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” This summer, the 26-year-old British actor takes on a very different role in “Equals,” a science-fiction romance opening July 15.

The contrast is part of Mr. Hoult’s strategy to play characters who are as varied as possible. “That’s maybe not always the smartest way to approach a career, because sometimes it’s easier to get more success if you stick to a template that works,” he says.

In “Mad Max,” Mr. Hoult jumped between war rigs in the desert and drove into an apocalyptic storm, bellowing, “Oh, what a lovely day!” One critic described him as “fabulously unhinged.” In the latest three “X-Men” movies, he played Hank McCoy (“Beast”).

He will portray J.D. Salinger in “Rebel in the Rye,” a biopic due next year from director and writer Danny Strong. Mr. Hoult is a fan of Salinger’s writing and says “The Catcher in the Rye” is widely known but not required reading in the U.K. With no audio or video recordings of the author to study, Mr. Hoult researched Salinger’s childhood, honed an accent and read as much about and by him as possible. The film finished shooting earlier this summer.

Mr. Hoult, who lives in London, broke out at age 12 in the title role of “About a Boy” and then was a teen television regular on “Skins” in the U.K. He is better known at home than in the U.S., but figures he’s played more Americans than British characters at this point.

In “Equals,” directed by Drake Doremus, Mr. Hoult stars as Silas, a member of a futuristic society in which emotions signal deadly disease. When Silas realizes his capacity to feel, he begins a furtive romance with co-worker Nia, played by Kristen Stewart. There was a lot of improvisation, something new to him, and long takes shot in close quarters. Thus far, critics have expressed mixed feelings about the film, Mr. Doremus’s first venture into science fiction.

The director says he created the role of Silas—who, once he discovers love, is completely overtaken by it—with Mr. Hoult in mind. “This industry, especially when you’ve been doing it at such a young age, can really make you jaded,” Mr. Doremus says. “None of the negative stuff affects him.”

This August will see the U.S. release of “Collide,” a British action thriller where his character tangles with drug smugglers. Mr. Hoult recently shot “Sand Castle,” in which he and fellow Brit Henry Cavill play American soldiers in Iraq. He’s in talks to play Beatles manager Brian Epstein in “A Life in the Day.”

Source: Wall Street Journal

July 13, 2016

Nicholas appeared in last night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he talked about his film, Equals. Check out a short clip from the interview below.

June 28, 2016

So Nick, what were your Glastonbury highlights?

Firstly, we missed the traffic on the way down which was a result. Then the Prince tribute from Hot Chip at Block 9. Muse were epic. Madness were, well, madness…

Is this your first Glastonbury?

No. I came the year Jay-Z played, which was awesome. We ended up last night in the Coliseum, that place is wild. Is it called the Coliseum? Or maybe it just looks like a Coliseum and is called The Arena. Anyway it was utter anarchy.

Are you on a break between film projects?

Yes, I’m chilling at the moment. We finished a movie about the writer J.D Salinger, Rebel in the Rye, a few weeks back. He had a fascinating life. I didn’t know anything about him. I’d heard of his writing but reading the script and doing the research for the movie I found out so many things about him that were intriguing. It also helped explain how he managed to create such wonderful pieces of art.

You’re a stylish man. What are your festival essentials?

I try and pack as little as possible actually. It’s just an absolute bonus not being in a tent, to be perfectly honest. We’re in one of those yurts and they don’t do that tent thing of being damp at night and like an oven in the morning.

Anything else you can’t do without?

A pair of Hunter wellies. Obviously. Although I’m truly surprised I haven’t fallen over yet. The suction from some of that mud is like a black hole.

Best Glastonbury moment thus far?

Just bumping into random people, chatting while watching bands. It’s lovely down here.

Where you on site when you heard about the referendum decision?

Yeah we found out Friday.

Did you actually vote?

Yes I did. I voted by post.

For remain or for leave?

I voted for remain.

So you were disappointed?

Yes. When we heard the news we were all pretty upset about it.

Can you see Boris Johnson being our next Prime minister? 

I mean, strangely, it kind of looks quite likely doesn’t it?

Speaking of exiting sticky situations how do you plan on escaping the quagmire?

A bungee cord might be best. Or a system of winches and pulleys.

Source: GQ

April 02, 2016

Earlier today, Nicholas did an interview with HuffPost’s Alyona Minkovski, wherein he talks about his films, Kill Your Friends and X-Men: Apocalypse. Make sure you give it a watch!

HuffPost's Alyona Minkovski chats with Kill Your Friends star Nicholas Hoult about his new film, the X-Men Movies, and working with James Corden.

Posted by HuffPost Entertainment on Friday, April 1, 2016