You'd think with a tween daughter at home, Welsh actor Michael Sheen would have been declared a hero after landing a role in the super- hot "Twilight Saga." But when Michael stopped by "The Bonnie Hunt Show" today to talk about the series, he revealed that his 10-year-old's reaction wasn't quite what he had expected.
"It's a sort of double edged sword though," Michael explained about his role as "New Moon" dastardly vamp Aro. "I remember when I was her age, things I was really into, the last thing I wanted was my dad being into it as well. When I first told her, we were eating some food and I said, 'Look, I'm going to be in the next film. I'm going to play Aro.' And she was lifting the food to her mouth and she froze, and I thought, 'What is she doing?' and a tear started rolling down her cheek. And I thought, 'That's nice. That's exactly the reaction I want.' And then she punched me." Of course his daughter's reaction turned from distraught to elation once she realized she'd be attending the film's big premiere.
When Bonnie asked Michael how many times he's been questioned about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson making out on set, the actor unsurprisingly played coy, changing the subject. "Everyone worked very hard," he replied. "It was quite weird for me to be on a set where everyone is so young and beautiful. It made me feel every one of my 2,000 years."
Like many of Hollywood's talented actors, Michael has a long resume rife with odd jobs, including a stint as a paperboy and a fast food worker. "I was a terrible paperboy," he said. "I didn't like getting up in the morning. My mum would have to do the route." He's come a long way since, having even recently received an award from the Queen of England, whom he's had much fictitious experience with playing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair several times. When he finally met the "real" Queen, he quickly learned about her brusque way of ending conversations. "The thing that the Queen does which you don't realize until you meet her, because presumably when people meet the Queen they can get very flustered and sort of rabbit in the headlights, she puts her hand out and presumably people carry on talking or keep shaking her hand. So she does this thing where she takes your hand and shoves you away!" All hail the Queen, indeed!
Did you catch Michael Sheen's appearance on "The Bonnie Hunt Show"? What was your favorite part?