Sturridge sat with SheKnows in London for a chat about coming up in the UK film industry as well as being star-struck by his Pirate Radio co-stars including Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson and Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Sturridge's Carl lands on the ship, dropped off by his mother (Thompson), to find his way in life as an 18-year-old who is lost.
As Nighy's character says in the film, mom has made a "fantastic mistake."
Pirate Radio may be the most listened to radio station in all of the UK, but popularity does not necessarily breed finding one's ambition! Especially on a pirate ship bucking UK laws by broadcasting banned rock and roll that is led by a rag-tag group of 1960s disc jockeys.
Sturridge sees Carl's Pirate Radio path mirroring his own as an actor -- a young man thrust into a world of legends that he emulates.
Sturridge (Carl) is one of the UK's rising stars. He's no stranger to Hollywood with his career-announcing role in Being Julia opposite Annette Bening. Sturridge also starred in SheKnows favorite Mira Nair's Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon.
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