Bill Nighy Talks "Pirates," "Fuzz," and "Flushed Away"

by | June 13, 2006 | Comments

Widely-admired British character actor Bill Nighy certainly does have a lot on his plate these days. In addition to an important role in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel, he’ll also be appearing in Simon Pegg‘s "Hot Fuzz" and the animated adventure "Flushed Away." In preparation for the "Pirates" push, Mr. Nighy sat down with ComingSoon.net and shared a friendly little conversation.

From CS.net: "So the first "Pirates" was a pretty big movie. Can you talk about how you found out that they wanted you to play the role of Davy Jones in the sequel?

Bill Nighy: Yes, I’d seen the first one, and like everybody else, I loved it, so I was very thrilled when they approached me. I got a call from Gore Verbinski, the brilliant director, and we talked about it, I read the script and it took about 30 seconds to say, "Yes." The script was extremely good, as you would expect from those guys, and if you dug the first movie, you’ll get a huge bang out of the second one. I was very pleased to be involved.

CS: At that point, did you realize that your face would be obscured by octopus or squid tentacles?

Nighy: There were various drawings and yeah, it was plainly never going to resemble me, which is always a good thing. (That’s a joke.) But he kind of evolved. I can’t remember, but the early pictures, he always had some kind of growth coming out of his chin. I don’t know if they were actually tentacles at the very beginning. I think that was a later idea, which is brilliant actually, because the tentacles live, they have a life, and they can do stuff. They are extremely unsettling and scary, which is basically Davy Jones’ job in the movie, to put the fear of God into people."

For a lot more chit-chat, including some talk on Simon Pegg’s "Shaun of the Dead" follow-up, click right here! Also, there’s some extra Nighy goodness right here at Movieweb.

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