Mike Myers is known for the Austin Powers and Wayne’s World franchises. His accolades include seven MTV Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Mike Myers recently revealed his wish to spend more time as “Shrek.”
Mike Myers recently sat down for a career-spanning video interview with GQ Magazine. The renowned comedian claimed he’d be thrilled if he could film one “Shrek” movie a year. Myers talked about working on Scottish accent for his role.
The Euro-centric form that is the fairytale is really about classicism. When I was approached to do ‘Shrek’ I originally did it as a Canadian and then I re-recorded it as Scottish because that seemed to be the most working class [accent]. I also I love the Scottish people. I have Scottish ancestry. I’m mostly English but Liverpool is the pool of life between Scotland, England, and Ireland.
There’s an emotional center there. You know the old joke: I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member. I have always felt that way. The concept of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was meaningful to me. I love playing Shrek. If I had to do one ‘Shrek’ a year I’d be thrilled.
In 2018, Variety reported that Universal had tasked Illumination creator Chris Meledandri with overseeing a “Shrek” reboot, but no new episode has been confirmed. Between 2001 and 2010, four feature films in the “Shrek” franchise were released.
With a worldwide gross of $487 million, the first “Shrek” established DreamWorks Animation as a major studio. The film was the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award. “Shrek 2” earned $928 million worldwide.
At the Cannes Film Festival, both films competed for the Palme d’Or. Despite receiving less critical acclaim than the first two films, “Shrek the Third” and “Shrek Forever After” grossed $813 million and $752 million worldwide, respectively. With the release of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” the “Shrek” universe will return to theatres later this year. The sequel’s release date was recently pushed back from September 23rd to December 21st.
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