If you haven’t heard of him, Asa Butterfield is one of the biggest child (almost adult) actors in the game, having starred in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Merlin and the worldwide sci-fi smash hit Ender’s Game. Fortunately for us, he’s also a massive fan of Sick Chirpse so was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule – he’s currently in New York filming a new movie with Ethan Hawke – to answer a few of our questions. Check out what he had to say below:
Your name is really unique (I’m including Maxwell Thornton Farr in that too), any stories behind how that came about?
(‘Maxwell Thornton’ is on my birth certificate, but I never use it, my passport/real name is Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield. Which is just as weird.)
My middle name ‘Bopp’ came about from the comet (Hale-Bopp) that was in the sky when I was born, other than that I just have my parents’ names.