HOLLYWOOD – Australian villain-actor Ben Mendelsohn is Principal Skinner in a live action feature film of The Simpsons.
Everyone’s favorite high school principal and bane of Bart Simpson’s life Principal Skinner will be played by Ben Mendelsohn in a new live action feature of The Simpsons, due to start filming next week.
Favreau spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec about the problem:
Any film is only as good as its villain. That goes for James Bond, Bridesmaids and Schindler’s List. The Simpsons needed Skinner. It needed a Skinner. And I wrote a list of five names of actors I thought could play the iconic part. And on that list was written Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Mendelsohn and Ben Mendelsohn.
We spoke to the Australian actor and asked if he was concerned that he might get typecast. He said:
What’s that rustling sound?
I’m having a money bath.