The funny man is back ….. but only if you live in China!
It was over 10 years ago when Mr Bean’s Holiday was released and it made an impressive £2.4million in China. To celebrate this – and obviously to exploit the huge market – the producers of Rowan Atkinson’s timeless character have released a new movie with the grand title of Top Funny Comedian:The Movie – but only in China.
Atkinson – who has recently gone through a very costly divorce after 24 years of marriage to Sunetra – turned up at the premiere in China in full character.
Of Mr Bean he said: “He came back recently in China when I was over there to promote a comedy movie in which Mr Bean plays a small part and we do him in the animated thing, which is an easy thing to do because it’s just me in front of a microphone and I don’t have to get dressed up and dye my hair. I think maybe his time is past but I still find him funny. I do like his natural-born anarchy, he’s a child trapped in a man’s body and it’s fun to be childish. I like Mr Bean, I would be happy to do him again.”
Mr Bean’s mime-slapstick-style comedy is popular around the world because it breaks down any language barriers.
For a longer and deeper look at Rowan’s Mr Bean see here from the grintage vaults …