Selma Blair enjoys being back with ‘Hellboy’ sequel

Although 2004’s “Hellboy” debuted at No. 1 at the box office and hauled in an impressive $23.5 million, Selma Blair, who starred as the pyrokinetic Liz Sherman, says her life didn’t change very much after all the hype from the role.

“I never read a ‘Hellboy’ comic book before the movie, but I loved the first ‘Hellboy’ and especially my fiery character,” says Blair, who’s now admittedly attached to a film franchise that’s garnering popularity from more than cult comic-book lovers.

“I think the cast of the first movie really viewed themselves as this underground group of misfit actors,” says Blair, who also appears in the film’s sequel “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” which opens Friday.

She says, “After a four-year absence it was great to be back with everyone once again because we were a close knit group. We were like a family.”

Despite the film’s darkness and creepy, mythical looking creatures, Blair says its heart is a tender love story between her and Hellboy, played by Ron Perlman.

“Ron is it,” says Blair. “I can’t imagine anyone else playing Hellboy but him. He does an amazing job. He’s a New York guy who has the wit, sexiness and the charm and he comes across as the real man that Hellboy is.”

Perhaps the only one who adores Perlman more than Blair is her mother. The actress says, “My mom came to the set once when we were filming. It was so bizarre. She comes to the Guillermo del Toro set and stays in my trailer and has Hellboy make her tea. And she thought that was just the most fabulous thing in the world, that Hellboy would fix her a drink.”

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