Rowan Atkinson only ‚Äúvery occasionally‚ÄĚ finds what he does on screen funny.
The Blackadder star, 63, returns as comedic super spy Johnny English in the third instalment of the films, Johnny English Strikes Again.
He told The Graham Norton Show: ‚ÄúI find film very difficult and stressful. Only very, very occasionally do I find what I do funny.
‚ÄúWhen they tried to make a blooper tape of Blackadder, they couldn‚Äôt find anything of me laughing or making mistakes. There was nothing of me even being remotely amused.‚ÄĚ
Atkinson was also sceptical about a return for his character Mr Bean.
He said: ‚ÄúI doubt he will ever reappear. There does come a point when you‚Äôve done all you can. But never say never.‚ÄĚ
The actor also recounted how he failed to convince someone he was the person who played the character.
He said: ‚ÄúI get half recognised a lot. One man once said ‚Äėyou are the spitting image of Mr Bean‚Äô.
‚ÄúWhen I told him that I was the actor that played Mr Bean, he laughed and said ‚ÄėI bet you wish you were. The resemblance is so uncanny you could get lookalike work. You‚Äôd make an absolute fortune‚Äô.‚ÄĚ
Other guests appearing include Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, Take That singer Gary Barlow and Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum.
Goldblum will be performing his new music on the show alongside Irish singer Imelda May.
The Jurassic World star had high praise for the star, adding how he thinks she’s “one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever heard.”
This has made my day! I loved singing with you, Jeff. I adore you!
‚ÄĒ Imelda May (@ImeldaOfficial) May 29, 2018
The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One at 10.35pm.
– Press Association