Robert Englund Said He Is ‘Too Old’ To Play His Role as Freddy Krueger Again
Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street said he is “too old” to play the slasher role again. In an interview with EW, Englund revealed:
“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 s––. So it’s fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience.”
Freddy Krueger first appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, returned in Freddy’s Revenge in 1985, Dream Warriors in 1987, The Dream Master in 1988, The Dream Child in 1989, The Final Nightmare in 1991, and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare in 1994.