The two stars of "Ender's Game," Gavin Hood's upcoming adaptation of the beloved book, have something unique in common. Both Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld are two young actors, who are just now following up their breakout roles in films by revered directors — Martin Scorse's "Hugo" and the Coen brothers' "True Grit," respectively.
When MTV News' spoke with them at San Diego Comic-Con, the two actors explained what it's like to follow up their first big films with something like "Ender's Game," which is a part of our Fall Movie Preview.
"For me, there isn't much that could follow up 'Hugo,' " Butterfield said to MTV News' Josh Horowitz, "but 'Ender's Game' does it."
Steinfeld had a surprisingly similar experience with "Ender's Game" as she had had with "True Grit," since her characters in both films were highly sought-after parts. "I think it has a lot to do with everyone involved loving the story," she said. "For me, 'Ender's Game' came along in sort of the same way that 'True Grit' did. You feel fortunate that something that great has come your way. You fall in love with it. I'm so proud to be a part of it."
The pressure of "Ender's Game" came not only from adapting a beloved book, but acting across from a movie legend, Harrison Ford. Butterfield said that, of course, he was nervous, but in the end, it was a rewarding experience. "I think everyone was nervous," he said. "When I first got to work with him, it was near the start of shooting. I was, as anyone would be, nervous. He's such an incredible actor. I just think everyone learned so much from him on the shoot."
"Ender's Game" opens in theaters on November 1.
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