Mr. Bean Character Retiring Says Rowan Atkinson
Hope that his fans enjoyed his appearance at the 2012 London Olympic games because Mr. Bean is going to retire.
Rowan Atkinson who introduced Mr. Bean to the world in 1990 has revealed that he is letting go of the funny character in order to focus on more serious roles.
While the comedian who is 57 years of age is aware that he is breaking the hearts of millions of fans worldwide – he seems determined to change the page.
In an interview with UK’s The Daily Telegraph, Rowan Atkinson explained that he was longer interested in behaving like a child and confessed that all the physical part of the role is taking a toll on his aging body. He said:
“The stuff that has been most commercially successful for me – basically quite physical, quite childish – I increasingly feel I’m going to do a lot less of. Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You’ve got to be careful.”
Mr. Atkinson is set to appear in a play called “Quartermaine’s Terms” which was put together by English playwright and memoirist Simon Gray in 1982.