Belfast Telegraph

Alfred Molina happy playing baddies

Alfred Molina has said he is happy being cast as a baddie.

The British actor is famous for playing villains on the big screen, including Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2, Sheik Amar in Prince Of Persia and portrays evil sorcerer Maxim Horvath in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

"I think I belong to a very long and honourable tradition of Great Britain actors who have gone out to Hollywood to play the bad guy - thank goodness it's there, it's kept me employed, it's helped me put two kids through college, so I don't want to rock the boat, I'm really happy with it," he said.

Despite a number of nominations to his name, the 57-year-old still worries about getting work.

"The anxieties don't go away simply because your circumstances change, I get just as nervous now as I did before a job when I was starting out at the age of 19," he admitted.

"I'm constantly living with this feeling that any minute now someone's going to tap me on the shoulder and say, 'I'm sorry, there's been a terrible mistake'."

Alfred claimed not to be fussed about which jobs he takes.

"I love acting, I'll act anywhere, I'm a bit sl**ty like that. If the part is interesting, it's irrelevant where it is," he said.

"I just like working. As I'm getting older, I realise I'm getting more cautious. I've never turned a job down."


From Belfast Telegraph