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National Treasure - Sean Bean Q&A



Compiled by: Jack Foley

Q. Were you at all apprehensive about this role? Playing the villain? What appealed to you in the script?
A:
I really enjoyed the script, and saw that there was another side to the character. He wasn’t a moustache twirling villain, he had some humanity and some charm – as much as I could get out of it anyway.
It was an attraction also working with Nic, who I’ve always admired as an actor, and also with Jerry and Jon and Diane. It was just a fun thing to do, an interesting proposition. I think it’s turned out great, Jon has done a great job and put it together really well from the page. It’s very entertaining.

 

Q. You're enjoying a successful Hollywood career at the moment, but are there positives and negatives about working away from home?
A:
The fact that you don’t see your family to much, you miss friends and family and your home. At the same time you’re doing what you want to do, you’re doing the job you wanted to do all your life, you enjoy it and you’re getting paid for it and you’re meeting different people.
At first I was a bit lost in LA, I hadn’t done a great deal of work when I went over there and it was a little bit like going cap in hand and I found it quite demoralising.
But over the years I’ve worked with people and built up a body of work and I really like it over there now. It’s a really interesting place to be.

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