He may be known for playing Hellboy, but Ron Perlman has just earned his wings.
The 62-year-old actor made one little boy’s dream come true when he showed up in his full Hellboy makeup and costume for a day of hanging out with his big screen hero.
The boy, first name Zachary, had expressed to Make-A-Wish Foundationa dream “to meet and become Hellboy.” Zachary is six, and is currently being treated for leukemia, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Enter Spectral Motion, the creature effects house that brought the many fantastical characters in Guillermo del Toro‘s Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy 2 (2008) to life.
They in turn approached Perlman, who “loved the idea and donned the makeup once more,” Spectral Motion said on their Facebook page.
Perlman then underwent the four-hour makeup application procedure it takes to become Hellboy, and shocked a delighted Zachary — who later got the opportunity to become a pint-sized Hellboy himself.
The visit was the second time Spectral Motion opened their doors to Make-A-Wish children in the past three weeks. Another fan, Caleb, got a first-hand look at the animatronics behind some of the studio’s well-known creatures, which have also appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.Wait!! See Hot Videos This Week!!