Playing Tintin was daunting: Jamie Bell

By Hindustan Times

Filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson put on his shoulders a duty that millions would kill for — to play the lead in the The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. But, apart from the privilege to do so, English actor Jamie Bell, says, it was too much of a task to carry forward the legacy of the whippy haired Belgian scribe, and that too in the shadow of the two visionaries.

“It was pretty daunting,” says the actor in his stiff upper lip Brit accent, adding, “I mean you’re turning up with two of the world’s greatest directors, two of the biggest visionaries on the planet, and you are their title character in their new movie. So, in all honestly it was absolutely terrifying,” says the 25-year-old.

He adds, “However, you bridge that gap quite quickly because you share a common la