The 5th Wave and Rings. His recent project brought him to the heartland of America, playing a country music superstar in Forever My Girl (released in U.S. cinemas January 19th). Alex Roe’s skilful performance in this ‘comfort food’-type film is destined to turn a few more heads, break a few more hearts, and place him in the deserving position to be a young Hollywood contender. [caption id="attachment_36692" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Alex Roe in ‘Forever My Girl’. Photographed by Jacob Yakob. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment.[/caption] You were born in London, but your most notable films so far have been with you using an American accent. Was it difficult for you to learn the accent, or are you able to switch it on-and-off rather easily? I think because we grow up with so much American TV, I think if you have a knack for accents and you like copying and imitating, it’s kind of easy to have a go at it. I think my accent is getting better and better. I’m having a lot of fun with it. In Forever My Girl, you play Liam Page, a small-town boy who becomes a country superstar but leaves behind a lot of people he loves, in exchange for the fame. What attracted you most to this character? I think it’s the arc that he goes on, from being a little bit of a man-child initially, because he has been coddled since he became famous. Then seeing him grow and gain the trust of this eight-year-old (daughter) and his fiancé that he left behind. Also, the idea of playing guitar. It’s the chance to get as close as I could to being a rock star. Throughout this film, your character seems to struggle with the importance of fame and trying to keep his priorities in-check. Do you ever feel that same struggle in real life with your own growing fame in Hollywood? Yeah, obviously, because each year, I spend more time in America, so to juggle family and career is something I can relate to. I think Liam kind of switched off completely because he was running away and mine is less like that. That’s also what I love about the movie too, that the fact that he kind of reconnects to his roots and rediscovers himself and every time I go home, I rediscover myself in some capacity. I saw in photos that you recently attended a GQ event and it seems to me that you have very sharp, sophisticated fashion sense, Alex. Would you say you take an active role in your wardrobe choices featured out in public, or do you have a style team that persuades you to dress in certain looks? Because we have to wear so many different outfits, it would be impossible to try and do that all on your own, but I am getting more comfortable in taking an active role in my public fashion persona. It was something that was kind of alien to me, but I am getting better at it.
I have noticed that you are rather limited with your posts and interaction on various social media platforms (@AlexMRoe). Why is that? Many actors use these outlets to widen their notoriety, but do you more so value keeping some privacy?