I think people forget that acting is just a job at the end of the day
for those first few weeks, because there were only three of us. Action movies sound like such hard work – how did you get in shape? It’s weird, I’ve never had to fight in a movie [before], but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. So it was challenging, but enjoyable. It was like a bootcamp. In the morning, we focused on movement, then we did accent work and went to the set. Then at night, we did movement again. Because we were doing loads of fight sequences, there was a lot of work involved, and no time for feeling overwhelmed. You’re starring in a comic book film. Just how geeky are you? [Laughs] Not really [at all]! I probably shouldn’t say that out loud. But comics are one thing and movies are another. I love Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings. I’m a huge fan of all of them. You’ve been in some big movies over the last few years, but this film is set to send you stratospheric. Are you ready to be recognised whenever you walk down the street? I think that [depends on] your choices in life. I’m not too bothered, because I don’t go to events that I don’t need to be going to. Even when I’m invited and I really want to see that person’s movie, if I’m not involved, I’m not going to go [to the premiere]. If you’re putting yourself out there in some sort of way, that welcomes it. That’s what everyone says! [Laughs] No one ever knows where I am at any given time, because I’m always travelling around. Your sisters, Mary-kate and Ashley, are obviously hugely successful – has seeing what they’ve experienced helped you to cope with the attention? I think they know how to handle it and I just try to do what they do, because they are very private. [It helps because] they’re not in films [any more], so they don’t have to do a lot of interviews – only ones for their fashion lines, so it’s a more controlled environment than it is for me. Did they inspire you to get into acting? No, because I was too young to really appreciate what they were going through [when I was younger]. I think it made me wise to the industry, but they were just my sisters to me. Still, it must be hard when people suggest your recent success is because of them… There’s no nepotism involved; I worked hard for it. I could have asked my sisters to pull a few strings for me, but it was never needed. Are you more famous than them now? [Laughs] I just think we’re all doing our own thing, working away. It’s a job at the end of the day; I think people forget that.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron hits cinemas nationwide on 23 April
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