MONTREAL (CTV) — There aren’t too many real estate agents out there who have also tried to bring an end to the world as a part-time job.
Yet film audiences across the world were able to see Berdj Garabedian do just that in the recent blockbuster “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which he played the older version of the titular villain seen at the beginning (after transferring his essence to a younger man, Apocalypse is played by Oscar Isaac).
The Apocalypse costume and makeup required hours of preparation to put on, but made playing the role of a God-like figure with devastating powers easier to play.
“It gives you a personality, like you walk and you feel like you’re a king or something,” said Garabedian.
Of course, what comes on must come off. That made using the men’s room a bit of an ordeal that required lots of advance warning.
“I wasn’t going to hold up production,” said Garabedian. “Maybe 20 minutes, a half hour of advance notice. You know, it’s a big thing to take off everything.”