For most actors, roles requiring heavy makeup or prosthetics tend to be a necessary evil. Audiences appreciate the final effect, but all the hours of preparation take their toll, and the process is often described as a less than positive experience. For Doug Jones, however, disappearing under layers of latex has become a career unto itself — one which he discusses in detail for an in-depth Premiere profile.
Of primary concern to sequel mavens will be the few tidbits Jones shares about the upcoming Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, in which he reprises his role as the rotten egg-loving merman Abe Sapien. Though director Guillermo del Toro is keeping most details under wraps, the article does provide an overview of the film’s storyline:
In the follow-up, Hellboy and gang are on a mission to stop the prince of the woodland ghouls, who is hell-bent on retrieving three pieces of a key that will allow him to unlock the might of the Golden Army, a fighting force of invincible metallic soldiers. With two of the pieces already in hand, he must obtain the last from his sister. To divert a war, Hellboy and his troupe must protect the princess, but things get complicated when Abe falls in love with her.
Even if you don’t care about Hellboy 2, the article is an interesting read; Jones talks about the roles in Pan’s Labyrinth and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer that have made him one of Hollywood’s go-to guys for heavily effects-dependent characters, as well as possible upcoming projects. It’s relatively long (four “pages”), but well worth the time for film fans. Click on the link below to check it out.