Stellan Skarsgard

Stellan Skarsgard

Stellan Skarsgard says he had 'fun' playing a baddie role in Kenneth Branagh's version of Cinderella.

Branagh is set to return to the director's chair for a new take on the well known fairytale.

Skarsgard is set to take on the role of Grand Duke, and admits he enjoyed playing the role and working with Branagh once again.

Speaking to the Press Association, the actor said: "I'm the man who actually runs the country, a very nasty guy. It's fun."

"I've done a lot of Disney films, but this is more traditional Disney and it's also not a new take on Cinderella, it is the actual story about a very, very good girl.

"And it is a story that has fascinated mankind for years. And I like that you don't try to modernise it, you do it as pure and fairytale like as it is.

"It's my second time collaborating with Kenneth Branagh and I like him a lot and I have a lot of fun working with him. I hope the film becomes as nice as I think it can become."

Cinderella boasts an all-star cast as Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, Hayley Atwell and Derek Jacobi are all on board.

Filming has been completed on the movie, and will hit big screens in the UK 3rd April 2015.

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