Interview: Toby Kebbell


Originally published on The National Student on 08/03/17. 

One of Hollywood’s most underrated stars went into detail with us about some of his less known work on the latest King Kong movie Skull Island. 

You might not necessarily recognise Toby Kebbell’s name straight off the bat, but between Dead Man’s Shoes, War Horse, The East, Black Mirror and most recently A Monster Calls, his face will no doubt jog your memory enough. He was the key performer behind Warcraft’s Horde, the motion-captured ape villain in 2014’s runaway hit Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and most bizarrely of all, above and beyond the best thing about Fox’s doomed Fantastic Four reboot back in 2015. 

Basically he’s a big deal, and considering his talents both behind and in front of the camera, he’s definitely here to stay. Luckily we had the chance to chat with him too, picking his brain about everything from his human character in the new Kong adventure, to playing the gigantic mighty ape himself in reference work for ILM. 

Fans of Matt Reeves’s rebooted Planet of the Apes series might want to give the interview a quick watch too, for some meaty details about the possibility of a return from Kebbell’s villainous Koba; a post-credits scene did nod towards his apparent survival after all. 

Check out the full interview below and our full review and other interviews here.

Kong: Skull Island is out in UK cinemas from 9th March. 


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