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Richard Madden excited to work with ‘lovely’ Angelina Jolie on The Eternals

Richard Madden has gushed over his The Eternals co-star Angelina Jolie, calling her “lovely and wonderful”.

The Bodyguard star was the recipient of the GQ Most Stylish Man award at British GQ’s Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday (September 3, 2019). And in an accompanying interview, the actor, who was recently introduced at Comic-Con in San Diego as Ikaris, one of the leads in the upcoming Marvel movie alongside Jolie as Thena, was probed about working with the Maleficent actress.

“I’m not really allowed to talk about it,” teased Madden. “It’s their new big superhero thing. I’m one of ten immortals put on the planet… to, erm, protect us from bad guys.” And when asked how it was meeting Jolie he answered: “She was just really lovely and wonderful and I’m really excited to work with her,” before his publicist stepped in to cut him off.

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“Marvel are going to come and get us if we say any more. Sorry,” the publicist interjected.

Speaking about his new A-list profile, thanks to his role as David Budden in hit BBC drama The Bodyguard and as Elton John’s ex-lover and manager, John Reid, in the biopic Rocketman, he insisted it had been anything but meteoric.

“I’ve been working for 22 years, so it’s not like it’s crept up on me,” the former Game of Thrones star said. “I’ve worked hard to get where I am and the stars have aligned for me.”

He added: “I’m just enjoying riding the wave… And I’m running with it. Because it could all fall apart at any minute – and I’ll be left with nothing!”

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