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Rhys Darby Opens Up About Playing A Pirate Having A Midlife Crisis. Yes, Really!

Surely a pirate having a midlife crisis couldn’t be real, but apparently, it is!

When Taika Waititi calls you to be in a film, you do it! Rhys Darby and Taika have worked together many times, in many whacky films, but their latest adventure could take the cake! Darby plays Steve Bonnet, a wealthy landowner who turned to a life of crime as a pirate.

Darby, who made the comical decision not to roll with the classic pirate accent, told The Project how his character essentially bought his way into the world of being a pirate. The surprising part is… it’s based on a true story!

Watch the full interview below