Mike Myers would like to make one “Shrek” movie a year.
The 58-year-old actor played the lovable green ogre in four films between 2001 and 2010, the last being ‘Shrek Forever After’, and the character has such a special place in his heart that he would be ‘thrilled’ to play the role each year.
In an interview with GQ, Mike said, “I love playing Shrek.
“If I had to do one ‘Shrek’ a year, I’d be thrilled.”
The ‘Austin Powers’ star added how Shrek turned into “a dramatic role”.
He explained: “There is an emotional center there.
“You know the old joke: I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that had me as a member. I’ve always felt that way.
“The concept of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was meaningful to me.”
Mike also revealed that Shrek was originally meant to be Canadian and not Scottish.
He told the publication: “When I was approached to do Shrek, I did it first as a Canadian and then re-recorded it as a Scotsman because it seemed like the class. more working class. [accent].
“I love the Scots too. I have Scottish ancestry. I’m mainly English, but Liverpool is the hub of life between Scotland, England and Ireland.”
As for whether there will be another movie in the animated series, screenwriter Michael McCullers claimed in 2017 that a fifth installment was in the works.
The scribe said at the time: “‘Shrek Five’ is in development.
“I finished this script, which I really, really, really love.
“It’s really personal to me. There’s a pretty big reinvention behind it that I guess I can’t reveal.”
Meanwhile, Mike was able to reprise the role for his new Netflix series ‘The Pentaverate’.
The onion-loving ogre made an appearance in episode four.
Undercover Canadian journalist Ken Scarborough (Mike) is in Dubrovnik when he is rescued by Shrek.
The swamp dweller said, “I’ve got that one, boy.”
He adds: “I am the true ogre of Dubrovnik – now get out of my swamp!