Matthew Knowles talks ‘Asura,’ Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

Actor Matthew Knowles chatted with Digital Journal about his work in the new film “Asura,” and his education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Knowles also discussed the digital transformation of the entertainment business.

Regarding his experience on Asura, he said, “Being on the set was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had as an actor. Our huge sets filled up several studios all around Beijing with some of the most massive, intricately designed sets I have ever seen. They really created an entirely new world full of countless props, sculptures, and artwork for us to interact with.”

Knowles continued, “Our amazing costumes were designed by Oscar winning costume designer, Ngila Dickson (Lord of the Rings). They were so carefully and intricately designed that it didn’t feel like we were getting dressed each day to act but rather getting ready for battle. You can expect a visual and emotional feast similar to projects such as Avatar and Game of Thrones. Really, what excites me most about Asura is that it is the first Chinese film in a while that I think people will really be interested in outside of China.”

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