British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel identified with ‘Gawain’, his character in ‘The Green Knight’, because he thinks the tale of King Arthur’s nephew is similar to his own journey as an actor, including having many moments of self-doubt.
Dev said: “Even though it’s a medieval film, there are a lot of parallels for me with a young actor’s journey through their careers. The idea of being known and having ambition, but at what cost?
He said: “For this film I got stripped of all that wide-eyed and open vulnerability stuff that I normally lean into. I got to play someone who becomes cold and callous and broken and jaded along the way.”