by: Lindsay Welch Source: Entertainment Weekly
Mark Ruffalo gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly and here’s the highlights for the Hulk fans.
“I was very, very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect. That’s as close you’re going to get to being a rock star as an actor. The fans — they have very strong feelings toward their comic book heroes.”
“It was very exciting — and I realized I had some pretty big shoes to fill. Those were my heroes up there! I was a comic book fan growing up. I loved The Hulk and The Avengers — it’s just strange to be entering that world as an actor. I never would have imagined that before.
On his character, Bruce Banner:
“He’s a guy struggling with two sides of himself — the dark and the light — and everything he does in his life is filtered through issues of control. I grew up on the Bill Bixby TV series, which I thought was a really nuanced and real human way to look at The Hulk. I like that the part has those qualities.”
On Edward Norton:
“I’m a friend of Ed’s, and yeah, that wasn’t a great way for all that to go down. But the way I see it is that Ed has bequeathed this part to me. I look at it as my generation’s Hamlet.”
Um, sure Mark Ruffalo. We all certainly like The Incredible Hulk but I wouldn’t exactly compare it to Hamlet. Thanks for the laugh though. Well, he certainly does seem earnest to play the part so we should cut him some slack I suppose. I just wonder what Edward Norton has to say about the matter. Shooting for The Avengers is expected to start sometime in the winter.