British actor Rowan Atkinson plays Mr. Bean during a filming session for a TV commercial in Shanghai, China, 20 August 2014.
British actor Rowan Atkinson showed up in mainland China for the first time, filming a TV commercial at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on 20 August 2014. Although he looked exhausted when arriving on the previous day, the renowned comedian still showed his great professional dedication at the shooting site. "Mr. Bean" kept making funny faces and tried typical "square dance" with a number of local middle-aged women to the Chinese folk music. As well, Rowan expressed the importance of a good physical quality when playing Mr. Bean, because the character is famous for his various body language and facial expressions. The 59-year-old actor admitted he may stop playing the classic role in the future, if he couldn`t keep a healthy condition any more. During his visit to Shanghai, he gave strict working limitation of 10 hours per day.