Mel Gibson on ‘Machete Kills’: ‘Bad guys are always more fun’

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jul 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-19 13:01:49-04

(EXTRA) – “Extra’s” Maria Menounos was exclusively on the closed Texas set of “Machete Kills,” talking with star Mel Gibson and director Robert Rodriguez about the highly anticipated indie sequel.

The actor plays a villainous arms dealer named Luther Voz. Mel explained, “He’s an evil genius, he’s kind of like a Bond villain in the gutter. Bad guys are always more fun, and if you can find the bad in a good guy, it’s always more fun.”

The character is also a gourmet chef, and Mel said he’s a pretty good cook himself. “My specialty? I make the best hamburger in the United States.”

Rodriquez, known for his unique casting choices, specifically wrote the villain role for Gibson. “Mel was the only one I was interested in,” said the auteur.

Along with Gibson, “Machete Kills” also stars Danny Trejo as Machete, Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States and Sofia Vergara as a dominatrix. It slashes into theaters in 2013.

Extra’s” exclusive interview with Gibson airs Thursday, July 19 right after CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. with Bill Fitzgerald.