Mark Ruffalo is tired of being ''a good guy'' and wants to become a real villain

“I'm tired of behaving well.” Mark Ruffalo explains why he wants to become a real villain after his role in Poor Creatures! by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo is a pretty quiet guy, especially on screen. If we don't take into account all the times he transformed into the Hulk. However, whether he's playing a sweet romantic comedy like in 30 Years in 1 Second, or being the picture of the good guy who finds himself embroiled in affairs much bigger than himself like in Spotlight or Zodiac, the Oscar nominee rarely goes completely crazy in his films, at least until now. In the role of him delightfully over the top in Poor Things! by Yorgos Lanthimos, Mark Ruffalo plays the dissolute lawyer Duncan Wedderburn. 

He takes (but it would be more correct to say "steals") Emma Stone's Bella Baxter (a woman whose brain has been replaced with that of a fetus) on a real pleasure cruise while proving himself to be a total "selfish and megalomaniac”, as the actor himself said. With the role of him under his belt, the actor says he wants to flirt even more with being obnoxious on screen. Mark Ruffalo wants to get meaner. In an interview with Deadline, he revealed that he initially didn't think he was right for the role of the brash scoundrel in Poor Creatures! until Lanthimos talked him into it. However, delving into the more evil aspects of the character sparked something in the actor:

“He reminded me a lot of my first days in the theater when I was very brave and a little dangerous. For some reason, over the years, I have maintained a very moderate attitude, and all the parts I have played have required it. This is a part no one expected me to be in.”

“You get to an age in Hollywood where you feel like you've already arrived. I love acting, but I thought: Huh. Have I already reached my full potential now? I didn't realize how overwhelming it was until I played Duncan. Everything I've done is very creative, I think, and I got to explore things that I wanted to explore and express things that I wanted to express, but I started to feel a little bit stuck."

Does this mean more villains in Mark Ruffalo's future? “I'm so sick of behaving. I just want to get the ship as close to the reef as possible without crashing it. And maybe I'll crash too. I don't give a fuck anymore."

Source: Cinemablend