Hollywood to ban fiendish Brit villains

August 16th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 16 (ANI): The days of British villains curling their lips and sneering in cut-glass tones may now be history as Hollywood has banned villains from Britain.

Hollywood studio executives have realised that offending potential customers may not be a wise business move.

According to marketing notes prepared by Paramount Pictures for independent film producers seeking commissions, aliens or evil masterminds with ‘polyglot’ accents that don’t identify them with a particular country are more welcome now, reports the Sunday Times.

Previously, Dame Helen Mirren had complained that the British baddie had become a Hollywood cliche.

“It’s unfortunate that the villain in every movie is always British,” the Age quoted Mirren as saying.

“It’s nice to say we’re not the snooty, stuck-up, malevolent, malignant creatures as we are so often portrayed.

“We are actually kind of cool and hip and I wish they would show a little more of that,” she added. (ANI)

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