Hollywood actor Max Irons has had a fairly successful acting career, during his ten years in the industry and he seems eager not to become typecast by any of the roles he chooses. Max has revealed how he turned down a role in a hugely successful movie franchise, as it was too similar to those he has done in the past.
Irons told DuJour (via The Mirror), "I was recently up for a large part in a franchise, a very well-established franchise, and I said, 'I can't do it'. No matter how you spin it to me, it was a version of the two parts I played before [in Red Riding Hood and The Host]. I'm very grateful these films got my foot in the door, but if I do it again, I'll want to quit acting."
Max also admitted that, being the son of Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack makes it difficult to impress his parents, "I became an actor at 17, and whether or not I like to acknowledge it on a conscious level, my parents are very successful actors - there is no way around it. Which is difficult for a son because you want to impress your family and I've realised I never truly will. I'll never amaze them," he added.
Max Irons can currently be seen starring in the BBC television adaptation of Philippa Gregory's hit The White Queen. The show sees Max starring alongside actress Rebecca Ferguson and actor Aneurin Barnard. The White Queen continues on Sunday, August 11 at 9pm on BBC One.