Robert Englund is Too Old for Playing Freddy Krueger

Nightmare On Elm Street

In an interview with EW, Robert Englund confirmed that he is “too old” to reprise his role as the iconic slasher, Freddy “Fred” Krueger.

“I’m too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap my head for eight different takes and different angles. My spine gets sore. I can still be mean and scary, but I’m mostly relegated now to sort of Van Helsing roles, old doctors and shit. So it’s fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience.”

Englund is best known for playing the infamous serial killer in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, and last took on the role in 2003’s slasher crossover film, Freddy vs. Jason.

The 70-year-old actor will next be seen onscreen in Chris Majors’ “Harvest Moon” and in Evan Marlowe’s upcoming horror movie “Abruptio”, starring opposite Jordan Peele.

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