Turns out life really is better with Bean – Rowan Atkinson says he would never retire from playing the beloved Mr Bean.
The Bean and Blackadder actor is set to star in a new adaptation of the classic Maigret crime thriller novels for ITV, but says that his move into “serious” drama doesn’t mean he’s about to quit on his comic creations.
“No, I don’t really have plans like that,” he said when asked in the new issue of Radio Times whether he would ever “retire” Mr Bean.
“You go with the parts that are offered that inspire you,” he added. “I would never finally wave goodbye to any character – I feel as though I could still play him [Bean]. It’s just the emphasis tends to shift.”
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