Taron Egerton doesn’t want to be a serious actor

Taron Egerton isn’t “interested” in being a serious actor.

Taron Egerton isn’t “interested” in being a serious actor.
The ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ star wants to “have fun” with the roles he takes rather than be “boring” and choose serious roles all the time.
He said: “I want to have fun. I’m not interested in being a serious actor because I think it’s boring, and I think we’ve got plenty of them. So I like to do stuff that has a sense of humour, and stuff that doesn’t necessarily take itself too seriously. But, equally, now I’m also yearning for, maybe, exploring the dark side of life a little bit.
“But, I think, the joy of the job is the diversity. And the variety. And, if you’re lucky enough, to have the freedom to do different things. I don’t like the idea of a box, as well. It’s nice to kind of defy the idea of a box.”
And the 27-year-old actor insists he isn’t “particularly calculated” when he chooses a role.
He added: “If something appeals, something appeals. I don’t think I’m particularly calculated about it. I know I have an alarm bell that goes off in my head where something feels like it has no creative integrity to it at all, and it’s just about making money.
“I’m not interested in going and doing a big, action-adventure romp with nothing to say about being a human being. Whereas, Kingsman’s become quite a lucrative thing, but it’s also a big arthouse movie in a lot of ways. It defies the parameters within which those big budget commercial films normally operate.”
Meanwhile, Taron has admitted he is “desperate” to star in a musical.
He confessed to The Independent: “I didn’t go to drama school to be a musical theatre performer. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t go to do that, I went to be an actor. So, I felt a little bit, not cheated, but a little bit miffed that my big chance was in the musical.
“That being said, now I’m desperate to do a musical, and I’m trying to find one. Or find someone who will let me do one. I mean, it’s about someone presenting me with an opportunity really, but I’d bite their hand off if they did. I think it’s about time we had some.”