I can do straight roles in Bollywood: Mark Ruffalo
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, popular for his onscreen character the Hulk, says though he cannot sing and dance, he can do performance-oriented roles in Bollywood
Mark Ruffalo, whose career spans about three decades in Hollywood, and who has been seen in films such as Spotlight, Shutter Island and The Kids Are All Right, is in India to promote his upcoming Marvel Studios film Thor: Ragnarok, which is set to hit the Indian screens on November 3.
Asked if the perception of Bollywood cinema being only about song and dance has changed, Ruffalo says, "I saw a cool Bollywood film. A tough guy thing where there are rival gangs...Scarface characters...more like gangster characters. I look forward to seeing what more Indian cinema can come up with."
But would he like to be a part of one? "Why not? I can't sing and dance very well, but I can do some of the straight roles," says Ruffalo, who will be reprising the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the Taika Waititi's directorial.
Thor: Ragnarok will see the characters Thor and Hulk battling for the first time. Ruffalo says he has been waiting for this for the past six years. "It was great to smash him (Thor). I have been waiting for six years to smash him... It was really fun. People always want to see Thor and Hulk fight and I've got to do it in this one," he says. But Ruffalo says he wishes that a stand-alone film could be made on his angry green character. "I'd love that, but that's not going to happen because Universal (Universal Pictures) owns the rights to it."
The actor went to Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige to speak about the stand-alone Hulk movie. "I went to Kevin Feige and he brought me into this. He said 'If you want to make a stand-alone Hulk movie, what would it be?' I said 'I'd like to do this...', and he said 'Let's do that in Thor 3, Avengers 3 and Avengers 4, we will spread it across over those three movies'," says the actor.
Apart from being a part of the superhero genre, Ruffalo has worked in several movies including Begin Again, Normal Heart and Just Like Heaven. How does he balance between different genres? "It's just more fun. I get bored very easily. So, for me to keep it interesting, I like to do different kind of movies," he says.
The actor says that he would like to do more theatre. "I'd love to do more theatre work. One good thing about these movies is that it allows me to do these little things that I love."