Ansel Elgort and Lily James give us a driving lesson

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The fast-paced, high-octane thriller Baby Driver became an instant hit when it was released back in July.

It follows Baby (Ansel Elgort) a getaway driver for a bank robbery ring led by mastermind Doc (Kevin Spacey). Once Baby meets waitress Debora (Lily James) at a local diner, he's keen to get out of the dangerous gig - but Doc has other plans.

Ansel Elgort stars as Baby in the high-octane flick Baby Driver. Source: Sony Pictures

Be caught up with stars Ansel and Lily when they were in town to promote the film. Check out our interview in the video above.

Being a “mature-age learner driver”, Be’s Josie was keen to get some expert tips from Ansel, who even did stunt driving for a couple of scenes in the film.

Lily James plays Baby's love interest, Debora. Source: Sony Pictures

“You sort of have to assume that everyone around you is an idiot,” the 23-year-old points out during our chat. “Stay in control. Take your time. People worry about changing lanes or whatever. But take your time.”

“My dad always taught me to be [looking] two cars ahead of you,” Lily adds helpfully. Thanks, guys!

Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez and Jamie Foxx play bank robbers in the film. Source: Sony Pictures

Back onto the film itself, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray now, Lily, 28, recalls how she became hooked the first time she read director-writer Edgar Wright’s script.

“The script came with an app where you listen to the music at the same time, the soundtrack, which was insane,” she told Be of the film, which also stars Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

Kevin Spacey stars as criminal kingpin Doc. Source: Sony Pictures

“And then when you saw the cast list and the fact that it’s Edgar Wright, and the costumes – I looked around and was like ‘this is seriously cool, and this could be really iconic.’”

Even if you saw it at the movies, Ansel recommends picking up the DVD or Blu-ray for a re-watch.

Ansel recommends a re-watch - or six! Source: Sony Pictures

“I’ve seen it six times and I’m still picking up details,” he says of Wright’s signature style of including “Easter eggs” and inside jokes for people to find in his films.

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“And I was in the movie. But there’s [all these extra] little tiny details.”

Baby Driver is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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