The 58-year-old actor voiced the loveable green ogre in four movies between 2001 and 2010, the latest being "Shrek Forever After," and the character has such a special place in his heart that he would be “thrilled” to play the role every year.
In an interview with GQ, Mike said: “I love playing Shrek.
“If I had to do one 'Shrek’ a year, I’d be thrilled.”
The 'Austin Powers’ star added how Shrek turned into “a dramatic role”.
He explained: “There’s an emotional center there."
You know the old joke: I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member. I have always felt that way.
“The concept of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was meaningful to me.”
Mike also revealed that Shrek was originally meant to be Canadian, not Scottish.
He told the publication: “When I was approached to do Shrek, I originally did it as a Canadian and then I re-recorded it as Scottish because that seemed to be the most working class [accent].
“I also love the Scottish people." I have Scottish ancestry. I’m mostly English, but Liverpool is the pool of life between Scotland, England, and Ireland. ”
As for whether there will be another movie in the animated series, screenwriter Michael McCullers claimed in 2017 that a fifth instalment was in the works.
The scribe said at the time: “'Shrek Five’ is being developed."
I finished that script, which I really, really, really love.
It’s really personal for me. It’s got a pretty big reinvention behind it that I guess I can’t reveal. ”
Meanwhile, Mike got to reprise the role for his new Netflix series, "The Pentaverate."
The onion-loving ogre had a cameo in episode four.
Undercover Shrek saves Ken Scarborough (Mike) in Dubrovnik when he’s in Dubrovnik.
The swamp-dweller says: “I’ve got this one, laddy.”
He adds: “I’m the real ogre of Dubrovnik – now get out of my swamp!”
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