I think at first, Sean Bean just didn't understand the word "spoiler."
That's funny to me since Bean has become a spoiler. When he showed up in "Fellowship Of The Ring," I believe that was the moment he officially became "The Guy Who Shows Up To Die Early." And if that wasn't the moment he became an institution, then it was definitely when he starred as Ned Stark in season one of "Game Of Thrones." That may be the very pinnacle of Guys Who Die Early. It was the part he was born to die to play.
When we spoke about "Jupiter Ascending," I started by asking him about how it feels to be a human spoiler, and what directors are smart enough to cast him against that expectation. What I enjoyed about the chat is that Bean seems to be a very warm-humored and easy-going guy in life. And why not? He's got pretty much the perfect life these days. He works constantly. He's able to work in all kinds of things, and he seems to have become more and more bankable the older he's gotten.