Jeremy Irons Talks More Alfred In The Batman


During a recent interview with Variety, Jeremy Irons discussed his role of Alfred in the DC Extended Universe:

Does he find bigger films like Batman V Superman as fulfilling as smaller projects: “Less so, because they’re so slow. There’s a lot of waiting around and then a huge amount of publicity. One spends 70% of the time doing publicity, 10% of the time filming, and 20% of the time waiting. I love working with Ben [Affleck] and Zack Snyder. They’ve been fun.”

Will Alfred will have more to do in Justice League: “Similar, but then, of course, Ben’s going to make a Batman film next summer. He promises me there’s going to be a bit more of Alfred in that. In the “Justice League” we have seven major lead characters and I’m the butler to one of them. It’s clear I will not be dominating that film.”

Was he was upset by the negative reviews for Batman V Superman: “Not at all. I was very pleased by the numbers. Zack seems to get a hard time from the press, which is strange. I don’t know if it has to do with the sort of secrecy that surrounds the making of it all. But the audience liked it, which in the end is all that matters.”