Eddie Izzard Wants to be Dramatic

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

EDDIE Izzard has called on Hollywood bosses to keep on taking him seriously.

The stand-up comic says he hopes recent performances in dramatic movies and TV will finally see him fulfill a lifelong dream to be a serious actor.

“I wanted to be a dramatic actor when I was seven,” says Eddie. “That’s all I wanted to do. I don’t think I really knew that comedy existed at seven.

“I just thought you laughed. But, I worked out that acting existed, and then I realized films existed, so I just wanted to do that. As the comedy started taking off, I started saying, ‘I want to do dramatic roles.’

“It’s almost like a schizophrenic career, which drives agents and managers nuts. But, I refuse to do a lot of comedy things. I just want to do dramas.”