When Marvel first announced they were making an Avengers movie, the interwebs lit up with enthusiasm and budding anticipation.
Intrigued, the flicks big green super friend Mark Ruffalochecked what the reaction was for the decision to cast him as The Hulk.
Here’s what Mark had to say about that awful experience:
”I knew what my responsibility was. I felt it just by making the mistake of going online and reading some of the fanboy responses to the announcement that I was playing the next version of Bruce Banner. That was a mistake. I will never do that again. But, I've never had a role be more scrutinised and criticised, even before I'd shot a single frame.”
Mark Ruffalo also shares how intimidating it was to work on a film with such huge stars, saying:
”Coming onto the set with all of those guys was pretty daunting. Many of my heroes in life are in this cast. So, I knew that I had big shoes to fill, so to speak. It was tough, and I wish that I had a cool costume to wear the entire time, instead of a leotard that was painted like a Chinese checkerboard.”
We’re sure you were more than fine, Mark!
But stay offline for a few weeks after the Avengers is released. Just in case.
[Image via WENN.]
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