Ben Mendelsohn has been making a name for himself in recent years in the science fiction genre, having been in films like The Dark Knight Rises, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and most famously in last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, his acting career spans past the sci-fi genre. He’s taken on dramas like Mississippi Grind and The Place Beyond the Pines. He’s also taken on historical genre films like Australia. Now Ben Mendelsohn will take on the role of King George VI in the upcoming World War II biopic, Darkest Hour.

Screen Rant got a chance to chat with Ben Mendelsohn on press day, where we discussed how much research Mendelsohn on King George VI to prepare him for the role, how this movie helps to explain the state of contemporary world politics, and what it was like to work ...

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