Gregg Sulkin Covers BELLO


Covers by Aleksandar Tomovic

Inside stories by Aleksandar Tomovic + Leslie Alejandro.
Art director ARTHUR GALVAO

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Words Michelle Ganney
Gregg Sulkin started out as a beloved Disney Star playing Selena Gomez’ love interest on Wizards Of Waverley Place. Well now things have become even more magical for the 24-year-old London-born actor as he has just been cast as one of the leads in Hulu’s new Marvel show Runaways. From the creators of Gossip Girl, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage lead us into the superhero world that centers on a group of six teens who discover their parents are part of an evil crime organization. After an amazing photo shoot in Beverly Hills, BELLO mag sat down with the very talented Sulkin to talk about his newest venture into the magical universe of Marvel.
It must be any actors dream to enter the Marvel world and join forces such as Deadpool, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and Captain America. Well it seems that was exactly the case for Sulkin as he admitted, “when I got the call, honestly I kind of jumped for joy.”
As you might have guessed, the process to getting such a coveted role was just as secretive as you might think, “before Christmas I auditioned and it was one of the those auditions where you have to sign a bunch of NDA’s and I couldn’t get my hands on the script. I didn’t know what it was or who was behind it. I just knew it was an audition that every kind of actor wanted to audition for.” 
Despite being kept in the dark for quite some time, it seems Sulkin had a good feeling from the get go, “I was pumped, you know I’m always grateful and I’m always excited but I think this one had an extra flavor to it. This is a show I really wanted. Then when I found out Josh and Stephanie were involved, you know they did Gossip Girl, The O.C. and Hart Of Dixie, and that it was Marvel as well, I mean I was just like ‘okay well this is a perfect mix. I have to do this.’”
Sulkin’s character is a high school student called Chase Stein who comes from a very wealthy family. He described his situation as, “he’s battling through high school and dealing with this façade of ‘I’m not that perfect, I’m dealing with issues at home that no one knows about.’ He kind of feels ashamed to share that with the world. 
And of course, like any teen drama Chase is a hunky lacrosse player in high school, so the minute Sulkin found that out he hit the gym almost immediately, “I had a feeling my shirt would be coming off a lot…so I had to say goodbye to the cookies and hello to the protein!” Seriously, go check out his Instagram stories (@greggsulkin) You’re welcome…
The up and coming cast seem to be gelling pretty well too, “everyone is amazing, everyone’s been performing so well. It’s the best, I’ve genuinely gained like five new best friends. I’ve honestly been so impressed with everyone.”
Aside from Marvel, the budding 24-year-old has a lot of other projects on his plate. He recently starred in the gritty drama Anti-Social opposite Suits actress Meghan Markle. This was a huge steer away from anything he’s ever done before, “that was a really challenging role for me because in that film I played a graffiti artist who was kind of on the wrong side of the tracks. For me that was a whole other experience and we shot in Budapest, Hungary. Again, that was over a very cold winter so of course I’m happy I did the film but I’m also so happy to be back in very warm sunny California!”
Another dark film the former Disney star is in is a thriller called Don’t Hang Up, which he has high hopes for, “I was actually really pumped with the movie, it turned out really well. I think the movie’s going to gain like a cult following.”
He did admit it wasn’t easy getting into character though, “that shoot was brutal, it was like eight weeks on the same set, with the same people, with the same actors and there was a lot of dark material. It’s full of suspense, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It’s not too gory, it’s more a suspense film.”
He had nothing but praise for his award-winning directors too, “I just think that working with Damien [Mace] and Alexis [Waisbrot], my two French directors who have won Oscars for visual effects in the past, that kind of put a really nice spin on it. I think this film has a really unique and fresh feel to it that I think you’ll see when you watch it. They took some risks with the film and I thought they did that really well.”
Of course we couldn’t get through the interview without talking about his dedicated and multiplying fan base. Boasting 3.3m followers on Instagram and 1.12m followers on Twitter, it’s no wonder Sulkin is hoarded by girls daily, “I was on set today and we were shooting at a high school and I don’t think about that too often but I got swarmed by like 200 girls and it is so genuinely humbling.”
The endearing actor continued to highlight his modesty and humility, “I still think it’s kind of crazy that people support me but I am so appreciative of them all. They’re always so sweet, they’re always so nice and it’s great being able to share and grow with them. With my career, I think I’ve grown with my fans and kind of matured as an actor as they’ve matured.”
When asked what he wanted to say to his fans he simply said, “Thank you for having my back and for supporting me, I still don’t know why they do.”


About The Author

Aleksandar Tomovic
Editor in Chief

French photographer (of Serbian Origins) lives and works in Los Angeles. Known for his celebrity fashion editorials and recognized around the world for his european esthetics and american efficiency.

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