Nicholas Hoult is a shape shifter. He first launched into our collective consciousness as the sweet boy who stole the spotlight from Hugh Grant in About a Boy; became a love-sick zombie in Warm Bodies; showed us his tough side in the dystopian Mad Max: Fury Road; morphed into the blue-haired beast in the X-Men franchise (watch out for X-Men: Dark Phoenix coming out in 2019); and, soon to hit silver screens globally, will play a political animal in the 18th century period drama, The Favourite, alongside Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Talk about range.
Which is why the British actor—disarmingly affable and generous in person—is our cover star for our November issue; reflectively themed: ‘Man in the Mirror’. What has he learnt so far? What does he see when he looks back at his iconic roles? And what is his anchor in the crazy merry-go-round that is Hollywood?
Find out why—having already played Salinger, Tolkien and Tesla—Nicholas Hoult is still just getting started; the benefits of being raised by women; and the creative surge he feels from becoming a father.