British actor, comedian and writer Rowan Atkinson, known for his iconic role as Mr Bean in the eponymous series, spoke about his character in his upcoming Netflix series The man against the bee. The 67-year-old called his role in Mister Bean as “self-centered and narcissistic anarchist, stating that Trevor (his role in The man against the bee) is “much softer”.
Rowan Atkinson calls Mr Bean “a narcissistic anarchist”
According Deadline, Rowan Atkinson’s modern day Charlie Chaplin has amassed over 11 billion views on YouTube alone. The veteran, while speaking to the publication, said the silent, self-sabotaging master of chaos was also, perhaps more generously, a nine-year-old trapped in a man’s body. The character was watched on British television for five years in the early 1990s, but quickly became one of the most watched shows in the world, with the series being sold in 245 countries.
Talking about his latest character in The man against the beeAtkinson said Trevor was different from Mr Bean, adding that he was a much kinder, gentler person and a more normal person.
He said: “Trevor is different. He’s a much nicer, much sweeter and more normal person, I hope – and that was certainly our goal… he seems to be a gentle, well-meaning and perfectly intelligent man, but, of course, he has flaws, his weak points, and his weak point is his obsession.”
Atkinson seems to have fuller consideration for his latest character, Trevor, which is set to premiere on Netflix on June 24. black viper The actor will be seen playing a divorced father, Trevor, whose race to fund a vacation with his daughter leads him to take on housekeeping duties.
More about The man against the bee
The upcoming UK comedy series was created and written by Rowan Atkinson and William Davies, with David Kerr helming the show. The man against the bee will star Atkinson, Jing Lusi, Claudie Blakley, Tom Basden, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh and India Fowler. The show’s official synopsis reads, “A man finds himself at war with a bee while guarding a luxurious mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process?”