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British icon Rowan Atkinson is back as Johnny English in Johnny English Strikes Again, the third film in this movie franchise. In an interview with Collider, Rowan Atkinson was given the chance to talk about this film.
Johnny English Strikes Again
Rowan Atkinson had this to say on whether he could have ever imagined that he would still be playing the character of Johnny English now after first portraying him in a credit card advert all the way back in 1992:
“No, I couldn’t, actually. As you know, he started off in a series of TV commercials for a credit card in 1992, and then the first movie was made around 2002. He had an unusual career path. I don’t think many successful movie franchises have grown out of a TV commercial, but this one did.”
“But to be honest, it’s like all things in one’s career – or in my career, anyway – where you just do what seems like a fine idea, at the time. I don’t look to the future very much. I just think, what’s the next enjoyable, successful thing that you might try to do? That’s what keeps you going and exploring the possibilities.”
“Every time we do a movie, whether it’s a Johnny English movie or a Mr. Bean movie, I feel as though I discover more about the character. I always feel that the characters have actually changed.”
“If you watch the first two Johnny English movies, back to back, I think the character would definitely feel as though they’d changed, were different, or would at least be more fully-rounded than he was when he first appeared. I suppose that’s inevitable.”
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