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I was concerned about playing a villain: Woody Harrelson

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actor Woody Harrelson said he was concerned about portraying a stereotypical villain in "War for the Planet of the Apes."

The 55-year-old actor said he had long discussions with director Matt Reeves about how to ensure his portrayal of The Colonel in the rebooted sci-fi franchise was more human than how evil characters tend to come across on big-screen productions, reported Collider.

"That was a big concern of mine. Because when I read it I thought it was a little more black and white. I talked to Matt about ways to make the character a little more human.

"I think The Colonel thinks that what he's doing is what needs to be done to save humanity so from his perspective what he's doing is right and just. It's good to have it not be so black and white," Harrelson said.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 08:57 IST