5 Minutes with: Pete Doherty
We caught up with Pete Doherty in Cannes and spoke to him about his film debut, playing Octave in Confessions of a Child of the Century.
Is that your black tie outfit from yesterday?
Pete Doherty: Or the day before yesterday, I can’t remember. It’s a bit dirty but what can you do?
What have you been up to?
PD: Just shit really. Talking about the film. I don’t know. Shooting the breeze, drinking too much. Trying to find my hotel. I didn’t make it, I ended up sleeping in a corridor of the Best Western.
Who were you following?
PD: I wasn’t following anyone. I was trying to find my own hotel, I couldn’t find it so I went in there, the taxi driver said he was going to get a print out of the map and in the end I went in there and just fell asleep.
What’s difference between working in a movie as an actor and a music video?
PD: I never made a music video. Yes I did. Of course I did. It was completely different.
Could you see yourself in the character Octave that you play in Confessions of a Child of the Century?
PD: Yes completely I did. I had to do this character; I had to do this film. Sometimes in life, there are too many coincidences happening with the people involved and obviously the dialogue – the script is incredible – it is beautiful, really powerful.
Do you see yourself as a romantic hero?
PD: Do I see myself as a romantic hero? What kind of question is that? It’s not very romantic or heroic to go around calling yourself a romantic hero is it? It’s like my character says in the film, if you believe in love and you decide that love is a good thing then you should believe in it all the way and you should fight for it, but if you don’t believe in it and you decide it’s a bad thing then you have to kill it and walk away.
Confessions of a Child of the Century is to be released by Soda Pictures later this year