WWE 'psycho' happy to be raising Kane
TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
Glen Jacobs' voice sounds pleasantly calm over the phone. He's very polite. And well spoken.
But I've been told that this interview will be "in character."
So Jacobs quickly shifts into the mode of Kane -- the character he so effectively plays in WWE -- especially when "May 19" is mentioned. It's the date his new movie See No Evil opens. But it's also a painful date from Kane's past, a horrible memory that's about to be opened.
"Something very significant happened that date," says Kane. "But I'm not prepared to reveal it ... yet."
OK, Kane ... May 19. May 19. May 19. I repeat it over and over.
Thankfully there are no threats against my life.
"I'm getting very angry," he snorts. Enough of that question.
So could he soon get involved with his storyline brother The Undertaker ... or Paul Bearer?
"Never say never," he says. "The times when I've been best doing evil, maniacal things ... those plans involved The Undertaker and Paul Bearer.
"I'm at my best when I'm ripping people's eyes out ... or setting people on fire."
So, as Kane calms down a bit, the maniacal glint in his eye still shimmering, we talk about the movie.
"The character I play, Jacob Goodnight, some people would say he's sick, sadistic and a psycho ... that's my kindred soul.
"Jacob is a very complex character, much more so than your stereotypical movie monster. He could become a pop culture icon."
Kane admits he grew up a fan of the horror movie genre, appreciating stuff like the first Halloween and Nightmare on Elm St., along with Carrie and The Exorcist. He also like psychological thrillers like Silence of the Lambs and Seven.
He was thrilled to see the reaction of moviegoers at the premiere a week ago in Anaheim.
"My fans were there to see me. It may have seemed odd that they were cheering when something horrible happened. And the horror movie fans had the reaction we wanted. I think people were blown away (by the movie)."
So does he want to act again?
"I would play Jacob Goodnight again," he says. "But I'm a WWE superstar and that's where I feel most comfortable."
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