Mike Myers has been quite busy lately with his new Netflix series, The Pentaverate. Surprising everyone, we got the, technically, first live-action Shrek in the series once again voiced by Myers. In an interview with Variety, the actor reflects on his history voicing the character and excitement to do more in the future.
The Euro-centric form that is the fairytale is really about classicism,” Myers said. “When I was approached to do ‘Shrek’ I originally did it as a Canadian and then I re-recorded it as Scottish because that seemed to be the most working class [accent]. I also I love the Scottish people. I have Scottish ancestry. I’m mostly English but Liverpool is the pool of life between Scotland, England, and Ireland.Mike Myers
While it seems that a Shrek revival is potentially in the works, there’s still no official word on it. Still, it seems that Mike Myers would be down to play the character every year if he could.
There’s an emotional center there. You know the old joke: I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member. I have always felt that way. The concept of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was meaningful to me. I love playing ‘Shrek’. If I had to do one ‘Shrek’ a year I’d be thrilled.Mike Myers
Not only was the original franchise quite a financial success, but it also put Dreamworks on the map. Even if we haven’t had an entry for years, the franchise definitely became a milestone for the mem community, which have had quite a lot of fun using the character in whatever way they could. So, no matter what, the franchise will remain a strong one.