Johnny Flynn: Walk down the street with Anne Hathaway and…
FOLK musician Johnny Flynn recently experienced his first taste of mass paparazzi intrusion. Those tabloid snappers weren’t gunning for him, however – rather his good friend, actress Anne Hathaway.
“I hadn’t really thought about her fame,” Flynn says. “Anne’s incredibly down-to-earth and unassuming. But then you walk down the street with her and it’s full of paparazzi snapping away. That’s when the whole celebrity thing hit me.”
Thirty-year-old Flynn – who, of course, also has a dual career as a successful stage and screen actor – has just returned from New York where he has been starring opposite Hathaway in an up-coming romantic drama film called Song One.
The role is by far Flynn’s most high-profile to date, although it wasn’t one that required much method acting. “I play a British musician,” he smiles. “Which is something I’m pretty familiar with!”