Birds of Prey star Ewan McGregor claims that his character Black Mask is the perfect villain for “the Time of Trump.”
Ewan McGregor was the subject of a recent Men’s Journal profile where he discussed his role as Black Mask in Birds of Prey. The actor then went on to explain why he believes Black Mask is a perfect villain amidst the current political climate with Donald Trump serving as President of the United States.
Ewan McGregor compares Black Mask to Trump, likening him to be “an absolute narcissist.” He continues:
“…spoiled in his upbringing to the point of having no contact with what life or people are about, who has a skin this thin and wants nothing more than to be the center of attention.”
Men’s Journal describes Ewan McGregor’s role as Black Mask in Birds of Prey to be “a murderous rich prick.” Given that Trump is notorious for his reputation as a billionaire business tycoon before serving as POTUS, it’s hard for Ewan McGregor or many others to compare characters like Black Mask to Trump.
What do you make of Ewan McGregor’s comments here? Are you surprised to hear him compare Black Mask to Trump? Do you think he used elements of Trump as inspiration for his performance or is it just an apt comparison on his part? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask and Birds of Prey.
Full details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film is said to center on Huntress, Black Canary and Harley Quinn joining forces to protect Cassandra Cain when she comes into the possession of a diamond belonging to a criminal kingpin known as Black Mask.
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey opens in theaters on February 7, 2020.
Source: Men’s Journal