Ralph Fiennes possessive over Voldemort

BANG Showbiz

RALPH Fiennes wouldn't want anyone else to play Lord Voldemort.

The 53-year-old actor admitted he grew tired of playing dark roles such as an SS commandant in 'Schindler's List', Hannibal Lecter in 'Red Dragon' and the Dark Lord in the 'Harry Potter' movie series because they "f**ked" with his head.

However, while he is now looking for different kinds of roles, he admits he feels "possessive" over his character from J.K. Rowling's wizarding universe and would find it hard to turn down a return to the part if the opportunity ever comes along.

He said: "[With darker characters], you have to go to weird places in your head and -- well you can never say never -- but after an SS commandant, a serial killer in 'Red Dragon' and Voldemort, I decided I didn't want to be that definition of evil any more.

"If you play those parts, I feel you have to put your head in the place of that person. And it f**ks with your head.

"[But if] Voldemort came round again, I would feel possessive... protective. I would like to not let that go.'"

Ralph admits he is "very controlling£ and finds it hard to function if his surroundings are not orderly.

He told the Evening Standard newspaper: "I try not to be, but I'm very controlling. I don't like it, but I am.

"I can't help it. It's almost a fault to be always so precise.

"I function better if I think everything seems to be in order. I know it doesn't really have order. I guess the surface quality has its absolute equal in the other side, so there's a bit of me that craves chaos and disorder."

The 'A Bigger Splash' star thinks his need for order stems from the chaos of moving 14 times in 15 years when he was a youngster as he feels the need to "protect" himself.

He explained: "It's a way of protecting myself from chaos and the threat of mess, spillage, s**t."

And Ralph admits he finds it "very freeing" when he has to simply accept "chaos" and things not going according to plan.

He added: "I go through stages of going, 'The crumbs and that mess and that spilled bit of coffee and that tea cloth that's damp and hanging -- leave it. Leave it! Enjoy its chaos. Accept it. Enjoy the unmade bed and its rumpled sheets. Enjoy your clothes in a pile on the floor. Accept! ACCEPT!' I have to go through all that. And other people don't notice

"But there is something very freeing in the odd moments that one is allowed in a performance or in a situation when you are being covered in mud or rain and you have to accept that this is... You're out on a walk and your shoes are filling up with water and there's rain running down your knickers and you're sweating. When your body is drenched.

"When you have to accept you're just a mass of cells [that the] elements are around you and you are just an organism and all the culture of control and cleanness..."

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