The actor, who has played the villain of nightmares, doesn’t think he should return to the role.
There are actors who will forever be remembered for a character that launched them to fame or made them forever in movie lovers’ memories, or rather in their nightmares… like what happens Robert Englund, who during the eight Nightmare on Elm Street films Gave life to the villain Freddy Krueger.
and we speak in the past because Englund is clear he’s not going to wear gloves with claws again Because he looks too old to be reprising this iconic character. “I’m too old to play Freddy again. I can’t do the fight scenes in one go.”
“I also have a neck injury, my back hurts and I have arthritis in my right wrist, So I had to hang up the towel, but I would love to be able to cameo in the next movies,” the actor said in an interview with Variety, in which he also admitted that he doesn’t feel like a horror movie icon, but rather a ” like tool”.
“I know who icons are. I am not an icon. maybe freddy kruger is but i’m not, I’m just a character actor, a simple tool who’s been very lucky in his career,” admitted the actor whose last appearance was in the Netflix series, Stranger Things.
Who could replace him as Freddy Krueger?
although he admits that His replacement, Jackie Earle Haley, in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, is a great Freddy Krueger. and blames it for changing the character’s intentions towards children, making him a child molester rather than a nightmare, England preferring another option as his replacement.
And it’s also based on a proposal made by one of his fans: Kevin Bacon. “I know he respects the genre and he’s a very physical actor. I think with the silence and the way he moves, Kevin would be an interesting replacement.”, And you, do you see Kevin Bacon as Freddy Krueger?