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A Knight's Tale At 20: Rufus Sewell Said He And Heath Ledger Had "A Riotous Good Time"

But it wasn't all fun and games when it came to wearing the knight armour in the 2001 actioner 'A Knight's Tale'.

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A Knight's Tale At 20: Rufus Sewell Said He And Heath Ledger Had "A Riotous Good Time"

Rufus Sewell regretted his hangovers when filming A Knight's Tale.

The 53-year-old actor starred alongside the late Heath Ledger in the 2001 medieval flick and confessed that being dressed in armour was "not pleasant".

In an interview with
Metro, Rufus said: "I am very fond of that film and those memories. Me and Heath [Ledger] were very close and we did have a riotous good time."

And there were also bad times, especially when he had to put on the knight armour.

"I learned that a hangover in armour is not a pleasant experience," the Man in the High Castle star said. "I would pour water into it, and you would see steam come out."

But on the bright side, he picked up a unique skill while wearing the armour. "[I worked] out how to smoke through my visor, that was a feat of engineering. These are the problem an actor has."

Rufus' new movie is M Night Shyamalan's Old, which centres on a group of people trapped on a beach who are rapidly ageing.

Asked if he was spooked by the ageing effects on the movie, Rufus said: "Quite the opposite! I am not someone who is neurotic about getting older — I mean, I actually quite like it, up to a point.

"I enjoy the process of getting older because it took me a while to get rid of ideas that I had about myself that weren't helpful.

"That said, I am 53 now and sometimes I look in the mirror and think: 'Ugh!'.

Rufus also opened up on the lengthy makeup process in the movie and how realistic the work was. He explained: "For Old, I would sit in a makeup chair for four hours and have them add 25 years on me and, because the makeup was so good, by the end of the day I would think that that's my face."

Old opens in Singapore cinemas on Aug 12. — BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

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