William Sadler – “I Think the Timing Couldn’t be Better, the World Really Does Need Saving”
You guys! The day has finally arrived! 32 years after Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure hit theatres and we learned that one day two of the most excellent dudes would one day heal the world with their music, we're seeing it happen. Bill and Ted Face the Music hits theatres and on-demand streaming services today, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm even wearing my Wyld Stallyns in honor of this most anticipated movie.
Actor William Sadler who reprises his role as the Grim Reaper from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey took the time to chat with JT and Stefani about his character, that iconic accent, and the crazy coincidence that the third installment of the franchise, wherein they do save the world, dropped in 2020 of all years.
"That it landed in the year of the pandemic when the world really does need saving... I think the timing couldn't be better," Sadler joked.
Most known for his gritty performances in dramas like Shawshank Redemption, Sadler is unrecognizable under the Reaper make up and accent. "That's something I brought in to the audition. I just thought that it was a funny accent. I had done it before. I picked it up in a theatre in New York. This Checkeslovakian accent was so funny - you could almost read the phone book - people will just start chuckling."
"The Grim Reaper is just about the most fun you can have. I love that I get to be funny. I love that I get to unleash and let my funny bone out. When I get a script, I always look for the humor. Even in something like Shawshank, I sort of became the comic relief. "
Click below to hear the full interview with one of the most talent actors of all time. And be excellent to each other.