Experienced star and funnyman Mike Myers has actually had no scarcity of characters played throughout his profession, having actually simply included 8 more functions to his total number with his brand-new Netflix series The Pentaverate. Be that as it might, the animated troll Shrek from the Shrek movies is a character that stands apart for Myers. He has actually voiced Shrek in 4 different function movies in years past, however if it depended on Myers, there’s be a brand-new Shrek movie every year.

Myers stated as much in a brand-new video interview with GQ that sees him reviewing his different profession functions. He initially speaks about bringing the character to life with his familiar Scottish accent, a choice that originated from Myers as he had a specific concept in mind for how the troll need to sound. Myers describes that he opted for a Scottish accent as he enjoys individuals of Scotland and felt that this voice would assist make Shrek seem like more of a working class troll.


“To me, the Euro-centric form that is the fairytale is really about classism. When I was approached to do Shrek, I originally did it as a Canadian and I re-recorded it as Scottish because that, to me, seems the most working class. But also, too, I have a love of the Scottish people. I have Scottish ancestry. I’m mostly English, but Liverpool is the pool of life between Scotland, England, and Ireland.”

Myers likewise discuss how Shrek is a drama at its core, even as an animated household funny movie. That makes the character even more unique to Myers. The star states how much he delights in playing Shrek and declares he’d enjoy to do a brand-new Shrek movie each and every single year if that were a possibility.

“I love the idea of taking a fairy tale and turning it on its head… It’s a dramatic role. There’s an emotional center here. 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.”

Will Another Shrek Movie Ever Occur?

If Mike Myers has such a gratitude for playing Shrek, it stands to factor that he’d be up for returning in a possible 5th movie. As it stands, the primary series has actually concluded with 2010’s Shrek Forever After, though the franchise has actually survived on through the Puss in Boots spinoff movies. There have actually been reports and reports of a Shrek 5 taking place, though it does not appear that any significant updates have actually emerged considering that 2018 when Chris Meledandri would executive produce the follow up.

In the meantime, fans can capture the spinoff movie Puss in Boots: The Last Desire when it is launched in movie theaters on Sept. 23, 2022.