Lee Pace has a habit of playing the bad guy, and his latest roles are no exception! As Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, Pace may actually have found his most frightening role yet.
In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Pace talked a little about how he feels always been cast as a villain, and generally just comes across as the nicest guy in geekdom. (Ok, maybe not the nicest - there is some seriously stiff competition!) As Meyers points out, it's better to be a nice guy cast as the enemy, than to be cast as a good guy and disappoint in real life!
Pace is known for his recent roles in The Hobbit and Twilight as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, and when asked about this trend of being the wrongdoer, he jokes about taking it personally.
Clearly he is aware of this typecasting, but in his own hilarious way he refuses to take it too seriously. He does say that he doesn't want to make people fear him, but when talking about the TV show Halt and Catch Fire, he's the first to point out that his character is still not on the side of good.
I'm still a d**k in it! What does that say about me?
I think that it says that he's just that good at taking on more complex characters who are less-than-nice! And he's not afraid to spend hours in the makeup chair to do it. Just look at these step-by-step photos of him becoming Ronan for Guardians.