Ron Perlman admits The Capture torture scenes made him ‘cringe’

Ron Perlman admits The Capture torture scenes made him ‘cringe’

Ron Perlman admits ‘The Capture’ torture scenes made him very uncomfortable.
The 69-year-old actor plays brutal CIA anti-terror agent Frank Napier in the BBC One conspiracy thriller, and he revealed some of his character’s tactics were difficult to film.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said: "That made me cringe. You call home and say, ‘I’ about to shoot a scene and you’re going to hate me’… I was aware there were lines crossed."
However, Ron also insisted his character is actually one of the good guys despite his actions – which include sanctioning torture, silencing and witnesses and faking evidence – as he pointed out the "unimaginable" situations he faces.
He explained: "It’s easy for us armchair philosophers to make judgments about people dealing with real life-and-death circumstances.
"The things they have to do to root out people who have nothing but destruction in their hearts are sometimes unimaginable.
"The intelligence services are up against a singlemindedness of evil and destruction. That require a response that’s appropriate."
Meanwhile, the ‘Hellboy’ star commented on his own career – which has included parts in the likes of ‘Tangled’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ – as he revealed his one big ambition in acting is to land a role in a James Bond movie.
Admitting he doesn’t mind if he just makes a cameo appearance, he added: "Who wouldn’t want to say, ‘I was in a Bond movie?’ I don’t care how big the role is."
‘The Capture’ finale airs tonight (08.10.19) at 9pm on BBC One.