Lee Pace Says 'Ronan the Accuser' Is Less Relatable, More Evil In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Comparing the chief Guardians of the Galaxy villain to Osama bin Laden, actor Lee Pace explains Ronan the Accuser's appearance, how he came to understand the character, and much more. Check it out
During a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, actor Lee Pace gushed more about his role as the main villain in Marvel and James Gunn's forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation. "I’ve never played a character like Ronan before," admitted Pace. "I like a bombastic villain, and that’s what I had a good time doing. It was the most fun playing this character… I was stronger than I’ve ever been, doing all this training, and the character is just a beast. He’s just so evil. At first when I started working on him, I was thinking, 'We’ve seen so many great performances of villains by very talented actors in superhero movies. I’ve got to find something relatable about this guy.' But the more I played him, the more fun I had with just being evil. Evil, evil, evil. He’s an alien – there’s no kind of human rules. There’s nothing to relate to, actually. It just became, like, the more dark I could conceive of him, the more I understood him."
Lee Pace was then, jokingly, asked if Ronan the Accuser's eyebrows are one of his most evil traits. "You don’t even see my eyebrows!" the actor replied. "It’s covered up with that black ceremonial paint. He’s like Osama bin Laden – he’s like a religious fanatic. It’s so cool. When in my life did I think I’d be playing a character like this? When I got the call about this, I was like, 'What? OK, OK… I’m in.' I’d auditioned for Star-Lord, and then Chris obviously got the part… and then they called my agent and said, 'We have another part for him!' So I quickly put that on tape and Ronan worked out." In the latest issue of Total Film magazine, Lee Pace offers some other interesting details about Ronan: "He's the Accuser of the Kree; he passes judgement. He's got a code to live by. This is a spiritual mission." Meanwhile, Guardians director James Gunn has teased the film's post-credits scene(s). "There will be a little something special at the very end of the movie... very special," he said in a Facebook post. "But that's all I can say about it. I'm not sure we're even going to have it at the premiere so it's not spoiled online for everyone seeing the film opening night." What do you think?
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.
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