I hadn’t heard of actor Douglas Booth before but I’m sure glad to see him featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine, the English actor is a total hottie. He’s set to make a splash here in the US with a brand-new film adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet (due in US theaters on October 11th), also starring Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). There have been countless takes on the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers but I’m a bit excited for this one since Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is involved, he wrote the screenplay and also plays producer. Catch the recently released trailer below along with a shot of Douglas looking super adorable in GQ.
Douglas Booth on taking on the iconic role of Romeo:
It’s really intimidating but it’s exciting and it’s an honor. I tried to forget about playing “Romeo” in “Romeo and Juliet” and just think about him as a normal guy, as a normal character, and just try and approach him the same I would every other character.
…on his first impression of “Romeo & Juliet” in high school:
When you’re forced to watch something in school, you never really enjoy it, you sort of rebel against it in a certain way. Actually coming tothis just in my own time, it was actually so easy to fall in love with. Youjust realize how incredible this writing is and what a beautiful story it is.
PHOTO | Matthew Brookes / GQ