Michael Sheen: 'Tron character based on Frank-N-Furter'

December 7th, 2010

Michael Sheen developed "multiple personalities" based on film characters for his role in 'Tron: Legacy'.

The British actor - who plays nightclub owner Castor in the follow-up to the 80s cult classic - based the role on a number of camp icons from the past, including Ziggy Stardust and Frank-N-Furter.

He said: "Castor is a guy who runs a nightclub who is a performer who uses multiple personalities as a smoke screen, so there's Ziggy Stardust in there, there's a bit of Joel Grey from Cabaret and a bit of Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Show.

"I like the idea of being a popular culture jukebox of all of these things."

The 41-year-old star also reveals he was a huge fan of the original film, which "transported" him for the first time from the cinema seat into the movie.

He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I was 12 when my uncle took me to see it - he was babysitting that day. It was the first time a film had transported me in that way, took me to a different world. And when I came out of the cinema in Neath on a cold rainy day, the world looked different. It gave me a sense of what was possible in cinema."