News | Entertainment
1 Oct 2014 16:59
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Michael Sheen: ‘Tron character based on Frank-N-Furter’

    Michael Sheen used “multiple personalities” on ‘Tron: Legacy’ to create camp nightclub owner Castor.


    Michael Sheen developed “multiple personalities” based on film characters for his role in ‘Tron: Legacy’.

    The British actor – who plays nightclub owner Castor in the follow-up to the classic 80s movie – based the role on a number of camp icons from the past, including Ziggy Stardust and Frank-N-Furter.

    He said: “Castor is a guy who runs a nightclub who is a performer who uses multiple personalities as a smoke screen, so there’s Ziggy Stardust in there, there’s a bit of Joel Grey from Cabaret and a bit of Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Show.

    “I like the idea of being a popular-culture jukebox of all of these things.”

    The 41-year-old star also reveals he was a huge fan of the original film, which “transported” him for the first time from the cinema seat into the movie.

    He told the Daily Telegraph: “I was 12 when my uncle took me to see it – he was babysitting that day. It was the first time a film had transported me in that way, took me to a different world. And when I came out of the cinema in Neath on a cold rainy day, the world looked different. It gave me a sense of what was possible in cinema.”

    © 2014 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     01 Oct: Jennifer Lopez has been involved in a near fatal car crash.
     01 Oct: Lady Gaga has claimed $1.4 million in legal costs following a failed plagiarism lawsuit against her.
     01 Oct: Sir Roger Moore has given up alcohol.
     01 Oct: Ben Affleck has congratulated George Clooney on his wedding.
     01 Oct: Vanessa Hudgens has offered her support to Sarah Hyland after she successfully secured a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop.
     01 Oct: Billy Crystal broke down at Robin Williams' memorial service
     01 Oct: Jennifer Lopez has been involved in a near fatal car crash
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    England weakened for All Blacks Test More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Mixed views on Fonterra guarantee scheme More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Lopez has been involved in a near fatal car crash. 16:51

    Entertainment:
    Lady Gaga has claimed $1.4 million in legal costs following a failed plagiarism lawsuit against her. 16:21

    Cricket:
    Bracewell back in Black Caps' Test squad 16:16

    Entertainment:
    Sir Roger Moore has given up alcohol. 15:51

    Rugby League:
    Banned Luke joins rugby league greats 15:26

    Entertainment:
    Ben Affleck has congratulated George Clooney on his wedding. 15:21

    Accident and Emergency:
    Boy missing after being swept into ocean 14:56

    Entertainment:
    Vanessa Hudgens has offered her support to Sarah Hyland after she successfully secured a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop. 14:51

    Entertainment:
    Billy Crystal broke down at Robin Williams' memorial service 14:21

    Education:
    Wananga repays $6m in course funding 14:06


     News Search






    Power Search


    Click for info on advertising with WebAds
    © 2014 New Zealand City Ltd