Rob Brydon is aware that his filmmaking decisions do not support the mythos of an ambitious actor. Rather, he’s perfectly content with the work he’s carved out for himself in the UK. “I am resigned to the fact that it’s the price I pay for not taking the big acting roles in America and doing quiz shows and voiceovers here [in the UK] instead,” he told The Times. “I am not prepared to make the sacrifices to make films or TV in Hollywood or Atlanta or Vancouver, wherever the tax breaks for filming are these days, because believe me, there are sacrifices.”
Brydon went on to describe the kind of person who might thrive in that sort of environment as someone who possesses a passionate drive to garner fame. He then admitted that he simply did not have such a drive. That’s not to say that Brydon is unsuccessful or undriven. He’s lent his talents to nearly 100 projects in the last four decades. Brydon is by no stretch of the imagination a man in want of work.
And he’s not in want of fans, either. Aside from Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, whose collective admiration for his talents landed him in “Barbie,” a number of online voices took the time to share their joy at his inclusion in the blockbuster so pink that it caused global paint shortages. All that to say, despite a few dissenters, Brydon is doing just fine for himself.