Do you think that there’s a household in the world that saw that a Mr. Bean episode is starting, and said ‘We’re not watching this”?
We don’t either.
Rowan Atkinson is not only the ever hilarious Mr. Bean, but also has an incredible career of movies and TV-shows. There are some things you still might not know about this actor.
1. He voiced Zazu in ‘The Lion King’
He sings for Zazu, too.
Source: via FunCage
2. How did he come up with a character like Mr. Bean?
It started when he was getting his master’s degree at Oxford. He was asked to do a sketch at the playhouse and the idea came to him when he was standing in front of the mirror and fooling around with weird facial expressions. He says that right then, “this strange, surreal, sort of non-speaking character evolved.”
Source: via Panjury
3. He’s very private about his personal life and doesn’t give too many interviews.
This is because he was stammering for several years. Did you know that he has trouble pronouncing words that begin with “B” and are immediately followed by a vowel? He has to pause a bit before saying them.
Source: via Biography
4. ‘Mr. Bean’ was not the first choice for a name.
Mr. White and Mr. Cauliflower were conisdered too.