By Clarke Wolfe
Alfred Molina is awesome. Just take a look at his IMDb page: It has everything from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Maverick to Boogie Nights to Chocolat and Spider-Man 2. Before running off to shoot Matador with director Robert Rodriguez on the El Rey network, Molina can be heard reprising his role as Lex Luthor, the greatest criminal mind of our time, on the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise, airing this Sunday on Adult Swim.
Nerdist had a chance to talk to Molina about his diverse career, what he looks for in a project, and where Lex’s hair metal past came from.
The clip above that you’ve just enjoyed features Lex Luthor performing with his band “Sexx Luthor” at his high school talent show. How was it for the three time Tony award winner performing an ’80s hair metal number? Said Molina, “When they first presented me with the possibility… it was a bit of an afterthought, and I thought maybe they didn’t mean me to sing it. It was going to be, like, recited or with some kind of musical background and I’d be kind of speak …read more