Bill Nighy Talks "Pirates," "Fuzz," and "Flushed Away"

Widely-admired British character actor Bill Nighy certainly does have a lot on his plate these days. In addition to an important role in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel, he'll also be appearing in Simon Pegg's "Hot Fuzz" and the animated adventure "Flushed Away." In preparation for the "Pirates" push, Mr. Nighy sat down with ComingSoon.net and shared a friendly little conversation.

From CS.net: "So the first "Pirates" was a pretty big movie. Can you talk about how you found out that they wanted you to play the role of Davy Jones in the sequel?

Bill Nighy: Yes, I'd seen the first one, and like everybody else, I loved it, so I was very thrilled when they approached me. I got a call from Gore Verbinski, the brilliant director, and we talked about it, I read the script and it took about 30 seconds to say, "Yes." The script was extremely good, as you would expect from those guys, and if you dug the first movie, you'll get a huge bang out of the second one. I was very pleased to be involved.

CS: At that point, did you realize that your face would be obscured by octopus or squid tentacles?

Nighy: There were various drawings and yeah, it was plainly never going to resemble me, which is always a good thing. (That's a joke.) But he kind of evolved. I can't remember, but the early pictures, he always had some kind of growth coming out of his chin. I don't know if they were actually tentacles at the very beginning. I think that was a later idea, which is brilliant actually, because the tentacles live, they have a life, and they can do stuff. They are extremely unsettling and scary, which is basically Davy Jones' job in the movie, to put the fear of God into people."

For a lot more chit-chat, including some talk on Simon Pegg's "Shaun of the Dead" follow-up, click right here! Also, there's some extra Nighy goodness right here at Movieweb.

Comments

CrazyGhost78

CrazyGhost78 CrazyGhost78

Wow, I love that guy, I had no idea he was Davy Jones. Can't tell with all the tentacles.

Still not seeing that movie though, looks like garbage like the first one. HOWEVER, I will be at Hot Fuzz opening day. I've never laughed so much in a theater as I did at SOTD.

Jun 13 - 10:34 AM

atreyu83

John Merriman

You owe Davy Jones your soul for saying his movie looks like garbage. Don't be surprised if his beard-tentacles pay you a visit on July 7.

Jun 13 - 11:49 AM

atreyu83

John Merriman

You owe Davy Jones your soul for saying his movie looks like garbage. Don't be surprised if his beard-tentacles pay you a visit on July 7.

Jun 13 - 11:49 AM

IMAmoose24

Eric Schulze

haha, mad props atreyu dealing with crazyghost. Love Bill Nighy, how can you not? Can't wait to see him in Pirates & Hot Fuzz.

Jun 13 - 12:03 PM

lovelykeira

Ken Schrock

I loved the first Pirates and Bill Nighy is awsome, so I can hardly wait for this.

Jun 13 - 10:21 PM

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Kyle Beaudette

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