Legendary’s new Godzilla movie is looking to be the first to truly explore the character’s sexuality, according to actor Josh Brolin.
In a new interview with EW, Brolin, who has appeared in the sci-fi movie, spoke about his new role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who appears in the film.
Brolin says that, while the character is still “gay in a literal way” in the movie, his sexuality is something he’s been working on.
Brolin, 35, who played the villainous villain in the original film, has been in the spotlight since the film was released in Japan.
He has said he was “shocked” to be asked to reprise his role in the rebooted film, and that he hoped it would be the “first time [that] I was actually gay and that I was going to be able to say, ‘This is what I’ve been doing for 30 years.'”
Brolin says the character, who is also played by Adam Driver, will also be “a very strong, tough, gay man who can bring an edge to this film.”
Brolin adds, “I don’t think anyone could take [Godzilla] in a different way.
I hope it’s the first time people will have the opportunity to see that.”
Brolin recently spoke about how he had a “troubling” experience with the original, but that he feels that he was able to “learn from it and grow from it.”
The actor, who was previously married to actress Susan Sarandon, says that he and Sarandon have since worked together on “The Big Sick,” the upcoming biopic of his life.
Brolins previous roles include “The Blind Side” and “A Beautiful Mind,” and he has said that he “felt the need to have a different role” in order to play Godzilla.
Brolins character is based on a Japanese man named Toshiyuki Tanaka, who starred in the 1988 film “Godzilla” as well as in the 2010 “God of Thunder.”
“I was like, ‘God, I feel like I’m going to make this movie, and I have no idea what’s going to happen,'” Brolin said.
“So, I’m just like, “Okay, let’s just get it out of the way and just play it out as it is.’