Nicholas Hoult the new 'it boy'

Nicholas Hoult as the zombie R in Warm Bodies

Nicholas Hoult as the zombie R in Warm Bodies

STEVE TILLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

Anyone who's navigated the peril-fraught landscape of adolescence knows what it's like to have a crush on someone but immediately turn into a stiff, tongue-tied weirdo when that person walks into the room.

In Warm Bodies, Nicholas Hoult's character has a good reason to be stiff, tongue-tied and weird. He's a zombie.

"He can't remember his previous life, and then he meets this girl that sparks this desire to better himself and change," explains the 23-year-old England native, who has transformed from the chipmunk-cheeked kid in 2002's About a Boy into a strapping young man that's quickly becoming one of Hollywood's it boys.


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