Tom Blyth is one of the up-and-coming actors in Hollywood right now, as he made a name for himself in the TV series Billy The Kid, where he portrayed the titular character. That doesn’t mean he rests on his laurels as Blyth is determined to do a lot of things in his career.
Most fans know Tom Blyth now thanks to his role as Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which was released this year. That said, he is only 28 years old and is susceptible to panicking when it comes to talking about his life. In fact, that’s what happened recently during his appearance on a talk show.
Tom Blyth Was Panicking After Revealing An Embarrassing Detail About His Life
Tom Blyth recently joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he was asked to talk about his acting career and life while promoting The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. However, that interview led to an interesting revelation as Tom Blyth revealed he portrayed the role of Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and called the character ‘largely endowed’ while Colbert called him fat, which ended up making Blyth panic as he was talking about the role.
”I love the old Roman plays. Julius Ceaser, one of Brutus, one of those parts would be cool. In drama school, they had me play Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, which if anyone knows is like the clownish, like largely endowed character, he is just like a big man. That is a very different thing. When I played him, he was largely endowed, can you edit that out?”
Tom Blyth has won over audiences with his role in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and it remains to be seen what is next in store for the young actor, as the sky is truly the limit when it comes to his acting opportunities.
The Hunger Games Director Was Caught Off Guard By Tom Blyth’s Role
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to The Hunger Games and released earlier this month to decent critical reception. As noted, it stars Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird. There is no doubt that Blyth impressed many with his performance as Snow.
While speaking to Polygon, Director Francis Lawrence stated that the filmmakers were looking for fresh faces when it came to the lead roles. Lawrence then admitted that he was simply blown away and caught off guard by Tom Blyth’s performance as Coriolanus Snow.
“Part of it is physical,” he admits. “He has those great blue eyes — [you] could see in his face, Okay, I could buy that maybe 65 years later, he could turn into Donald Sutherland.
Telling a story about a young man’s descent into darkness, you have to have somebody that can earn the audience’s empathy, but then believably also descend into that darkness,” Lawrence says. “[Blyth] is really, really good. This sort of charisma continued to astound me. His sense of control in his performance and nuance also astounded me. That really caught me off guard and surprised me in a fantastic way.”
Tom Blyth definitely remains one of the most sought-after actors right now thanks to what he has been able to accomplish so far in his career at such a young age. Only time will tell how much he will prosper.