Scene-stealer Brenton Thwaites shines in Prada.

Photographer: Mark Arbeit
Photographer Assistant: Yi Lin Hu
Fashion Editor: Yu Shing Ting
Makeup & Hair: Katy Yung of katyyung.com
On Location: Princess Dialta and Prince Vittorio Alliata Di Montereale’s home in Makiki Heights

“If it has to do with something that I’ve done; a movie that I’ve made, I don’t mind [all the questions]. But when it starts being about other things [i.e., that silly Taylor Swift rumor], then it gets a little funny…” says actor Brenton Thwaites.

Probing paparazzi aside, the 25-year-old Aussie has been getting blockbuster attention as of late. If you missed him in “The Giver” last year, there’s more to come. Thwaites has been hard at work the last few years, filming several movies back-to-back with the likes of Ewan McGregor, Helen Hunt and Gerard Butler—films which will make their big-screen debuts soon enough. Just to underscore the lightning-fast pace of his career thus far, he was in Honolulu last fall to receive EuroCinema HawaiÊ»i’s Rising Star Award. And as of press time, he just snagged a major role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”—the power franchise’s fifth installment.

Thwaites has been dealing with the attention like a seasoned pro: “I enjoy supporting my movies when they come out and helping them along the way,” he says. With a wry smile he adds, “However, I wouldn’t do it on my days off.”

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