I spoke to Oscar winner Jeremy Irons recently about his villain role in the long-awaited Assassin’s Creed movie. The Batman v Superman and Die Hard actor portrays Alan Rikkin, the CEO of Abstergo Industries and a member of the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order, in the Justin Kurzel-directed adaptation of the Ubisoft video game franchise.
IGN: I’m going to start with an obvious question. Are you a gamer? Have you played video games?
Jeremy Irons: No. Never played a video game. Actually, I try to keep them out of my house. No one bought the children Xboxes only because I just wanted to them to get out and get some fresh air and not sit in front of the screen for too long. But I do understand that they — apart from the fact that this is a large franchise — they can introduce children to history in quite an interesting way. There are good things about them.