Seann William Scott proved that he could play a very convincing villain in the critically acclaimed 2023 film “The Wrath of Becky,” a sequel to 2020’s “Becky.” The follow-up sees Becky (Lulu Wilson) trying to rebuild her life a few years after she narrowly escaped a violent attack on her family. However, when a group of men break into her home, attack her and her friend Elena, and steal their beloved dog, Becky makes it her mission to hunt them down. Scott plays Darryl, the leader of an extremist group called the Noble Men, who are angered by Becky’s retaliation to their misogyny.
Scott was drawn to the movie by the opportunity to play a different kind of character, as he explained to Screen Rant ahead of the film’s release. “To finally get a chance to at least kind of experiment and have some fun and take risks is really creatively fulfilling,” he said. “I’m excited for people to see me do something a little different, but more than anything, I just loved the movie.” Scott was right to be excited — critics and audiences loved the film, which has an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the best-reviewed film of his career to date.
Does this mean that Scott is leaving the comedy game behind for good? Not at all. In May 2023, Ain’t It Cool News asked the actor what was next for him, and he revealed that he’s making a romantic comedy called “The Last Bachelor.” He said: “It’s a really, really funny R-rated comedy. I haven’t done an R-rated comedy in a while and I’ve never done a romantic comedy, so this should be fun.”