Ben Kingsley denies he's a serious man
By Jenna Frimmel
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ben Kingsley returns to theaters on Friday with Disney's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." The day before, the Oscar-winning "Gandhi" will get his first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF MAKING "PRINCE OF PERSIA"?
Ben Kingsley: Horses make me very nervous. It's not that I don't really like horses but rather they don't like me. I did have to do some riding and then I was in a full suit of black armor -- and then it decided to be 120 degrees. It was awful.
YOU PLAY A BAD GUY. WAS THAT AWFUL OR FUN?
Kingsley: My character, Uncle Nizam, isn't a baddie. This was a man driven by envy and regret. He was a normal chap and when envy and regret started to eat away at him, he turned bad. With that richness of character in mind, I was on that knife-edge of being good and bad, which I love.
DO YOU RESEMBLE HIM AT ALL?
Kingsley: I'm not Uncle Nizam, eaten up with envy and regret. I'm a happy man, and maybe it's because I let things pass.
ARE THERE CERTAIN ROLES OR TYPES OF MOVIES THAT YOU LET Continued...