Michael Sheen is a wonderful actor. He's turned in brilliant performances in Masters of Sex, Frost/Nixon, The Queen, and many more. But when it came to Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, he went a little crazy as Aro, leader of the evil Volturi. In fact, in a series filled with unintentionally funny moments, Sheen's bizarre giggle in this clip might stand out as the most memorable. If you haven't watched the clip yet, please do. It's funny every time.
One might assume that Sheen just did this Twilight movie for the money, did only one take of every scene, and said "I'm not redoing anything, I'll be in my trailer." But he's too good for that. He actually offered an explanation of his big moment to MTV, saying, "I like the idea that, at times, for someone who has been alive centuries and centuries, one of the biggest problems is boredom. He's sort of seen everything and done everything. So when something new comes along, something surprising, then I think it would fill someone with delight. For a character who is so in control most of the time, there is something completely out of control inside. When something unexpected happens that delights him, that sort of hysterical quality can come out. In a laugh, it's a perfect, economical way of showing that."
It really does make perfect sense when you think about it—which means Sheen managed to turn an over-the-top moment into a secretly brilliant acting choice. Bravo.