Jamie Campbell Bower had to assure people he wasn’t being “rude” when he worked with Mario Testino.
The 25-year-old actor appears in Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign along with other young budding models including Leo Dobson and Jean Campbell.
Speaking to graziadaily.co.uk about what it was like being shot by iconic photographer Mario, Jamie recalled how at ease he was.
“The best bit for me was being on set with Mario because I’ve known him since I was 17 when we did a shoot together about young Londoners. So I get on set [for Burberry] and start cracking jokes with him, but the other models had never met him so were like, ‘How come you’re being so rude with Mario?’” he laughed.
“I had to tell them not to worry and I wasn’t going to get kicked off set because we’ve known each other for a good eight years. That was really funny… He’s a lovely man and makes me feel really comfortable. There’s only two photographers that can really do that and one is him and the other is Rankin. I would do anything for either of them.”
Jamie isn’t the only up-and-coming fashion star who has modelled for Burberry. Sportsman David Beckham’s son Romeo previously appeared in advertisements for the designer brand.
“Oh man, I mean that is hard-core. As you can see, I’ve got the nose ring and that’s part of his look now. He just takes it out for when he goes outside,” he mused when asked how it feels to follow in the footsteps of a style legend like Romeo.
The handsome actor also worked with model Malaika Firth for the Burberry photoshoot. He loved being a part of such a talented group of people.
“Malaika is amazing and so is Jean Campbell, who I’m semi-related to because of the Scottish Campbell clan,” he smiled.
“We’ve got a great group of girls and it’s sweet to go on set with people and then end up being friends with them afterwards.”
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