“Filming is a very adult world, and you need to be with people your own
age,” says the British-born Henley of her decision
to attend high
school, which she deems “very important for social skills.” Henley, who
plays Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia movies,
a BBC production of Jane Eyre and “quite liked the pressure of having
fewer takes and really having to perform,
whereas on Narnia there’s no
real limit because of the budget.” The 15-year-old keeps things humble
at home too: Her most treasured
possession isn’t a bust of Aslan the
lion but a picture of British Claymation characters Wallace and Gromit
Nick Park drew for her at Britain’s Empire Movie Awards.
“I was speechless,” she says.
Henley wears Diesel Black Gold’s viscose T-shirt.