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TIFF 2015: Dev Patel admits he’s ‘a bit boring’

Actor Dev Patel attends the premiere of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" on day 8 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Toronto.
Actor Dev Patel attends the premiere of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" on day 8 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Toronto. . Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

When you look at TV regular-turned-movie star Dev Patel, the last thing you think is boring, but according to the actor himself, that’s exactly what he is.

Patel stars as Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanuja in The Man Who Knew Infinity, who he says he has a lot in common with. “I’m kind of a reclusive like him, I’m kind of a bit boring.”

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The British star told Sangita Patel in ET Canada’s Festival Central Lounge, he’s not a party animal kind of guy: “I like to watch a movie, stay in and read some books. That kind of thing.”

“My agent gets very angry because I don’t read enough scripts, so she’s kind of whipping me to get on that,” he jokes.

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As for the movie, which was partly filmed in Cambridge University and debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, “one of the most beautiful moments was seeing his book in the Wren library, so that was a kind of outer body experience.”

He describes the film as one that’s about “triumph, someone succeeding over a lot of adversity,” he goes on to gush about the “brilliant British actors” involved, including Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

Watch our interview with Dev below:

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