03/25/2012 18:22 | By Lucy Mapstone, editor, MSN Celebrity

Jeremy Irvine: Acting isn't the hardest job in the world

War Horse star Jeremy Irvine has revealed that he finds all the attention actors get is "weird"…


Jeremy Irvine (© Wire Image)

Jeremy Irvine at the Jameson Empire Awards

Fame clearly hasn't gone to War Horse star Jeremy Irvine's head.

Despite starring in one of 2012's biggest hit movies - directed by iconic moviemaker Steven Spielberg - the 21-year-old not only remains calm in the face of showbiz mania, like at the Jameson Empire Awards, but he also can't quite believe the hype.

He told us: "I find it very strange; I find it strange that we, as actors, get this. I've done a bit of acting - I know it's not the hardest job in the world and the fact you get this attention and people doing much more difficult jobs every day and they don't get big awards ceremonies like this. I find it very weird!"

War Horse, which was nominated for two Empire Awards - Best Director (which Spielberg won) and Best Male Newcomer (Jeremy lost out to Tom Hiddleston) - has been a huge success in 2012, and tells the tale of a young man and his beloved horse, which is enlisted to serve in World War I.

Jeremy was among other huge names in the movie industry at the Jameson Empire Awards, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 25 March, but he's still not too sure whether he's ready to start doling out acting advice to budding thespians.

"I feel arrogant trying to give people advice," he admitted. "I've been very lucky... I've managed to turn my hobby into my job it's something I really enjoy."

He also happily talked about his upcoming project - a role in The Railway Man alongside someone he sees as a mentor.

"At the moment I'm working with Colin Firth, an actor I've admired for years," he revealed.

"People like that, you learn so much from. You spend a day with these people and you learn more than you do over years of acting training."

As well as his budding career, he's also very humble about his (obvious) good looks. When asked about the secret to how he gets his skin glowing, he seemed genuinely perplexed.

"Erm, I try to shower once maybe a day?" he said. "That is it, that's the secret to my skin. I wish I had a better secret!"

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