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15 Things You Never Knew About The Cast Of "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies"

Douglas Booth, Bella Heathcote, and Matt Smith reveal secrets about the awesome cast.

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Adapting one of Jane Austen's classic novels is no easy task. Luckily, the cast of the wonderfully romantic — and wonderfully gory — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies were more than up to the challenge. Douglas Booth (Mr. Bingley), Bella Heathcote (Jane Bennet), and Matt Smith (Mr. Collins) stopped by BuzzFeed LA to give their fellow cast members some wonderful superlatives.


1. Who is most likely to be found at craft services?

Matt Smith: We didn't have craft services, did we?

Douglas Booth: Yeah, we did!

Matt: No, we didn't!

Bella Heathcote: We had a tea table.

Matt: Yeah, but that was it.

Bella: We don't have craft [services] outside of America.

Matt: Probably Doug.

Bella: Yes!

Douglas: Yeah, dessert — four desserts.

Matt: Ice cream. He's the ice cream man.


2. Who is most likely to break character during a scene?

Douglas: I think maybe Sam Riley [Mr. Darcy].

Bella: Ah, OK, well let's dump it on him.

Douglas: It's not a negative thing!

Bella: It's not a great thing.

Matt: Sally Phillips [Mrs. Bennet]?

Bella: Maybe but I feel like it was all kind of in character. I feel like it all worked. Borderline Sally Phillips.

3. Who is most likely to be found napping in between scenes?

[Douglas points to Matt]

Matt: No, me? Never! Suki [Waterhouse] napped.

Bella: Oh Suki [Kitty Bennet] FOR SURE. Can nap, that girl.


4. Who is the funniest?

[Bella and Douglas point to Matt]

Matt: Oh really? I'll take that!

Douglas: Definitely Matt.


5. Who is most likely to be caught texting all day?

Bella, Douglas, and Matt: Suki Waterhouse!

Who is most likely to be caught taking a selfie?

Bella, Douglas, and Matt: Suki Waterhouse!

Bella: Ah... Ellie Bamber [Lydia Bennet]?

Matt: Ellie Bamber.

Bella: Ellie Bamber definitely. For the selfies? She'd win.

6. Who makes the best cup of tea?

Matt: Oh right here, ladies and gentlemen.

Doug: You never made me a cup of tea.

Bella: Yeah!

Matt: Well, you didn't ask.

Bella: I make a bloody great cup of tea.

Matt: What, the Aussie? OK, all right, we're going to put a tenner on this.

[Bella and Matt shake on it]


7. Who makes the worst cup of tea?

Bella: Oh no, we're in England — everyone can make tea.

Matt: Yeah it's pretty good.

8. Who is most likely to give relationship advice?

Matt: Oooh well, that is an interesting one!

Bella: I don't remember anyone —

Douglas: I bet you [gestures to Bella] give good relationship advice.

Matt: Let's go with [Bella] right here.

Bella: Thanks!


9. Who has the best manners?

Matt: You're very well-mannered, Doug.

Bella: Doug is very well-mannered.

Matt: But hang on, hang on —

Douglas: I'm very well-mannered!

Matt: Charles Dance [Mr. Bennet] is pretty well-mannered, I think. Let's just —

Bella: Let's really think this one through.

Matt: Let's think of the broader cast here. All of the Bennet sisters? No.

Bella: I'm very prompt.

Matt: [to Bella] Ill-mannered.

Douglas: Sally Phillips.

Bella: Sally Phillips!

Matt: Sally Phillips. But no Darcy. Jack [Huston as Mr. Wickham], no. Doug is up there.

Bella: Yeah, Doug.

Matt: Doug Booth!

Douglas: I'll take that.


10. Who has the worst manners?

Bella: Suki Waterhouse. No, I love Suki! Who would it be?

Douglas: I don't know.

Matt: Jack Huston?!

Douglas: No, he's very well-mannered.

Bella: He's such a gentleman.

Douglas: I think actually we had a very well-mannered cast.

Matt: I'll take [it] — I'm terribly fucking mannered.

11. Who is most like their character?

Matt: Lily [James as Elizabeth Bennet].

Douglas: [points to Bella and Matt] These two.

Matt: Does that mean we're the best actors?

Douglas: Calm down.

12. Who is least like their character?

Matt: Jack Huston.

Bella: Jack Huston for sure, 100%.

Douglas: Definitely.

Bella: Charles Dance.

Matt: Charles Dance!


13. Who is the brainiac of the cast?

Matt: I don't know if there was one.

Douglas: We're all pretty thick.

Matt and Bella: Charles Dance!

14. Who would be the first to die in a zombie outbreak?

Matt: [Ellie] Bamber.

Douglas: Suki Waterhouse.

Matt: Poor Bamber — we can't let Bamber die.

Douglas: No, we have to protect her. She's our little baby.

Matt: I think Doug would be pretty early to go actually.

Douglas: WHAT?!

Matt: He'd be out, the zombies would be like, "Who's that handsome devil?"


15. Who would you want on your team during a zombie outbreak?

Matt: [points to Bella] This one.

Bella: Sam Riley, Lily James.

Matt: Whoa, listen, we can't do on character.

Bella: Maybe not Sam Riley.

Matt: I think these guys have got it wrong as well. They're all [about] swords and I'm more about going on the charm offensive with zombies.


Check out Bella, Douglas, and Matt in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in theaters Feb. 5!



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