There are plenty of actors who’ve made their living playing tough guys. But Ron Perlman is different than that. With his booming voice and imposing physicality, he simply has a larger-than-life quality that he’s sometimes put to use playing heavies and villains, but as often as not (Beauty and the Beast, the Hellboy movies) utilized against type in roles defined by their innate sensitivity. He does not, however, have what one might call feminine features. He exudes masculinity. So it’s more than a bit of a shock to see Perlman in his latest role, in writer-director Jordan Roberts’ 3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom, in which he plays Phyllis, a web-savvy, post-operative transsexual who assists the beleaguered title character (his Sons of Anarchy co-star Charlie Hunnam) in taking down a very private video his newly sober brother (Chris O’Dowd) has posted to the Internet. I had a chance recently to speak to the 62-year-old actor one-on-one, about Frankie, how he looks as a woman, sex tapes, and his thoughts on Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming, highly anticipated Pacific Rim. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the read.