EXCLUSIVE: Ron Perlman Talks 'Hellboy 3' and 'Frankie Go Boom'

The actor is still holding out hope for a 'Hellboy' sequel and discusses 'Frankie Goes Boom', where he stars as 'the ugliest woman in the history of womanhood.'
Ron Perlman talks Hellboy 3 and Frankie Goes Boom
Ron Perlman talks Hellboy 3 and Frankie Goes Boom
Yesterday I had the chance to speak with Ron Perlman, who stars in the upcoming action-adventure Bunraku, which hits theaters on September 30 and is currently available on VOD formats. After we spoke about his hit FX series Sons of Anarchy, I also asked him about some of the numerous movie projects he has lined up in various stages of development. It seems that the one he is most excited about is a unique comedy entitled Frankie Go Boom, which also stars his Sons of Anarchy cast mate Charlie Hunnam. While we are used to seeing Ron Perlman as the larger-than-life tough guy, he shows a different side in this project... where he plays a woman. Here's what he had to say about Frankie Go Boom below.

"I'm really excited about this project I did with Charlie Hunnam in the off-season called Frankie Go Boom. Hopefully it's going to be playing at the Sundance Film Festival. It's the funniest script I've read in 30 years. I play a character who used to be called Phil, and is now Phyllis. He's not just a transsexual, he's a complete transgender. You'll see me be the ugliest broad you've ever seen, in the history of womanhood. I can't wait to see it. I have not seen it yet, but it's quite funny. Charlie is the lead, he plays Frankie. If I only play a woman once in my life, it will be in this one."

I also had to ask about the possibility of Hellboy 3, which Ron Perlman is still hoping will come to pass.

"I wait patiently. Write your Congressman."

Back in June, Hellboy comic book creator Mike Mignola indicated that Guillermo del Toro, who directed Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, will not be back to direct Hellboy 3. Perhaps if enough of you "write your Congressman" as Ron Perlman requested, we may be able to change the director's mind.

Be sure to check back in the near future for my full interview with Ron Perlman.

Bunraku was released September 30th, 2011 and stars Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd, Gackt, Shun Sugata, Jordi MollĂ . The film is directed by Guy Moshe.

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom was released October 12th, 2012 and stars Sam Anderson, Jordan Black, Lizzy Caplan, Whitney Cummings, Justin Dray, Nora Dunn, Charlie Hunnam, Leonard Kelly-Young. The film is directed by Jordan Roberts.

Sources: Brian Gallagher

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Comments (9)

  1. Said El Hachimi

    hell yea ! hellboy is awesome

    3 years agoby @Said-El-HachimiFlag

  2. Waseem Abbas Burfat

    waiting long time Hellboy 3

    3 years agoby @Waseem-Abbas-BurfatFlag

  3. slysnide

    hahaha. "Write your Congressman." That's why Ron Perlman kicks ass!

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Ugh. I was super stoked when the first Hellboy came out. Spent all day pestering my uncle to go rent it. He finally did and I was bored out of my mind. Never even finished it.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Rudy

    The woman is so ugly that it's a man?

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  6. Dan

    The Hellboy movies are fun and creative with the monsters, of course I'd be down for another one.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Del


    3 years agoby @lucius922Flag

  8. Timmy

    @bawnian-dexeus HAHA yes

    3 years agoby @timmyFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Guillermo Del Toro: Would you like a third Hellboy?
    Me: Course I f*cking would!

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag