Monday, November 20, 2023
Mark Ruffalo is the key face of Marvel. But the US actor shared that he was shocked at the time the big-time offer came when his career was in flux.
In a chat with High Snobiety, the Hulk actor said, "The fact that Joss Whedon came to me for the Hulk was so out of the blue," he added.
Noting, "It's a tough part — how do you get away with playing a character that doesn't want to do what everybody wants him to do and sustain that? It's like a trap. I read it, and I was like, 'I can do something with this.'"
The offer came after the 55-year-old shared his unflattering experience with a studio over the hit 2007 film Zodiac.
"Studios, they weren't coming to me in that way," Mark referred to his mid-2000s career.
He continued, "I'll never forget when they were negotiating my deal [for Zodiac]. The studio negotiator literally said to my manager, 'Look, we don't give a shit about Mark Ruffalo."
Adding, "We don't even want Mark Ruffalo in this movie, so you're going to take what we're offering you or forget it."