To celebrate the release of new Netflix feature film Outlaw King – which chronicles the legendary warrior Robert the Bruce, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the leading castmembers Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Howle and Tony Curran – as well as director David Mackenzie – to discuss this historical epic.
We spoke about the challenges in riding horses and wielding a sword at the same time (not an easy skill), why making this film tapped into childlike qualities of the cast, and the importance in telling such a rich film steeped in Scottish folklore and history. Director Mackenzie also explains why he cut a lengthy chunk out of the film which initially premiered at Toronto, and we get on to the subject of, well, the subject of Chris Pine’s now infamous nude scene.
Watch the full interviews below:
After being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce is forced into exile by the English and leads a band of outlaws to help him reclaim the throne.
Outlaw King is out now