Rowan Atkinson back with a new Mr Bean?  His answer without appeal

Rowan Atkinson back with a new Mr Bean? His answer without appeal

For several years, Rowan Atkinson performed the role of Mr Bean on screen. But would he be ready to embody the character again? Not so sure, according to the confidences he made during an interview granted to Radio times in 2021.

It is a character that sticks to his skin for more than three decades. From 1990 to 1995, Rowan Atkinson performed the slapstick role of Mister Bean on screen. An eccentric, selfish man, but above all very clumsy which amused the whole world. A character so perfectly embodied by Rowan Atkinson that not a year goes by without mentioning the hit series to him.

Thanks to Mr Bean, the actor has also released three films. beanin 1997, Mister Bean’s Vacation, in 2007, as well as Top Funny Comedian: The Moviein 2017. Nevertheless, it now looks like Rowan Atkinson is ready to move on. At least that’s what he implied in an interview with RadioTimes in January 2021. A news that should unfortunately disappoint more than one.

Rowan Atkinson no longer wants Mister Bean

Already in 2011, Rowan Atkinson seemed to want hang up with Mister Bean.This character sticks with me. Many people ask me to continue. But probably never again. I moved on to something else, especially with Johnny English. And I don’t see myself embarking on a new scenario. But hey, you should never say, never again, never…”, he confided in the columns of Pure People.

But it seems that the years lconfirmed in his choice to move on and no longer embody his mythical character. “I don’t enjoy playing it anymore. The weight of responsibility is unpleasant. I find it stressful and exhausting, and I can’t wait to put an end to it“, he confessed in an interview with RadioTimes, before adding: “It’s easier for me to interpret the character vocally than visually“. A decision that does not sign the end of his career so far. The reason ? Rowan Atkinson will soon star in the film Wonka, a prequel to the novel Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl.

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