Bean Shows Nice Side in ‘Rings’
%mlink(STRY:; PHOTO:NY107-010202; AUDIO:%)
NEW YORK (AP) _ British actor Sean Bean is known to American audiences for the villains he’s played, so he says it’s nice to be able to show his sympathetic side in ``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.″
Bean plays the regally flawed human Boromir in the Peter Jackson-directed film, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy.
``Over here I’m sort of seen as the villain really,″ he told reporters recently. ``This film has given (me an) opportunity to move away to more sympathetic roles.″
He added, ``I’ve really thoroughly enjoyed playing in ‘Patriot Games,’ ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Don’t Say a Word.’ They’re very rewarding. But it’s nice to let (people) see the other side of you.″