You'd think that playing an upper-class bloke would be a nice change of pace for Jim Sturgess, who was last seen in Peter Weir's intense drama "The Way Back." In that film, Sturgess played Janusz, a man who escapes from a gulag in Siberia and walks 4,000 miles to India.
But Sturgess admits in our exclusive interview that Dexter, his character in the film "One Day," is grappling with his own demons... and they're no walk in the park, either. As someone who drinks and drugs his way to the top of a fancy TV career and then falls way, way down, Dexter is a complicated dude with a lot on his mind -- including his longtime friend Emma, played by Anne Hathaway.
And then there are all the fans of the David Nicholls novel, whom Sturgess knows may have formed their own ideas about Dex in their minds. Luckily, director Lone Scherfig had the final say when it came to casting Sturgess in the role. "I just have to hope that's all right," Sturgess grins.
Watch the video and see what else Sturgess had to say about Dex, the novel and the making of the film.