In line with his tradition of getting esteemed actors to dress in tinfoil to make the journey into outerspace by rail (De Niro did it last year), last night Jimmy Fallon played for guest Sir Ben Kingsley — there to promote Prince of Persia — the scene they shot together in the movie Space Train. Kingsley’s character in the Avatar of mid to late 1994 was Dr. Zedrail — not only the train’s evil conductor, but also…JIMMY’S FATHER. Bombshell.
It’s Kingsley’s 15 years of classical training at the Royal Shakespeare Academy that enabled him to deliver the line “Rumplepoopskin” so convincingly. Powerful stuff.
Does anyone not think Ben Kingsley is the baddest and coolest ever?