Doug Jones has been all over the film scene lately. The actor recently has received praise for his roles in Pan's Labyrinth and for playing the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, and now he is returning to the role of Abe Sapien in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. iFMagazine has an interview with the actor where he discusses his multiple roles in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Jones reveals that, in addition to playing Abe Sapien, he also takes the role of the Angel of Death and the Chamberlain, which despite being a smaller role, both of the roles were "yummy delicious moments of fun," according to Jones.
Jones also reveals a bit more about Abe Sapien's larger role in this film:
Oh Abe! You are going to get to know him on so many different levels this time. In the first movie he was lovely, but he was kind one-dimensional and was a helper and part of the team, but he helped push everyone else's storyline forward. He's got a storyline of his own this time, which is so full. I think as an audience you find yourself laughing and crying and shrieking and phewing as you watch Abe this time. This time he's much more buddy buddy with the BPRD team, especially with Hellboy and the brother relationship is much more cemented. It's funny too, Guillermo wrote such a funny script with some great beautiful moments. The action is superb and the humor is superb.
Jones also reveals that Abe will get to do more action in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. "You're going to see him with a gun in his hand firing at things. No sword, but you'll also see him with no weapon in his hands doing a certain fighting style that Guillermo called 'the way of the water' and would be most reminiscent of Capeoira, that Brazilian dancing fighting style that everyone seems at least somewhat familiar with," Jones says.
Finally, Jones talked about the involvement of Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola. "He's very involved. He's not just a consultant on paper, he showed up on set a few times for extended periods of time. All plot points, stories and twists are discussed with him and he has ideas and Guillermo really listens to him. Guillermo is such a comic book fan himself that he doesn't want to stray too far from the source material and Mignola is the source."
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, and Doug Jones. The film opens July 11th, 2008.