Mark Ruffalo Reveals How Woody Harrelson Hypnotized Him On The Now You See Me Set

By Katey Rich 2013-04-15 18:30:12discussion comments
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Does your character sympathize with the Horsemen at all?
No.† [Laughs] No, he sees it as breaking the law.† Heís kind of a black and white guy throughout most of the movie.†

I feel like youíre saying this has some element of Occupy Wall Street in it.† When you read the script, was that happening already?
No, that wasnít happening when I first read it, but it was happening, you know?† You could feel it boiling up, but it hadnít exploded yet.† And just by chance this movieís somehow fit into that movement, some of the themes of the movement.† I just think occasionally, culturally films reflect, you know, the time that they come out in without even intentionally doing that.† They just happen to catch that, you know?† †

Youíre a particularly politically active actor, so when you say youíre automatically drawn to these kind of scripts?
Some things yes and some things ó I had no idea that this would tie into those themes, but, you know, itís definitely fun to play that up once it is there.† Like, The Kids Are All Right, that just came to me, but I also was like, ďIn two years when that movie comes out, thatís gonna have an impact.† Thatís actually gonna be part of the social conversation and in a really positive way,Ē I thought.† And so sometimes it happens like that and sometimes it doesnít.†

What makes Louis Leterrier different as a director?
Heís a very visual director.† He sets up really beautiful, compelling shots.† He tells the story visually.† Itís a second language and so ó thereís been a lot of collaboration on the script and heís been very open to that.† Heís just a very gentle, sweet guy so he creates an environment thatís a lot of fun, people are very nice, and Iíve had a very good time collaborating with him on it.† Heís very open to ideas, you know?

Has he been interested in what youíre doing as the Hulk having directed the last Hulk movie?
Well, the funny thing is, is, yes I met with him on that Hulk.† Yeah, and so, he came to me and he said, ďHey, we didnít get a chance to do it then, letís do it now.Ē†† †

We heard that the story was changing a lot based on the strengths of each actor. Did you have some input yourself?
Well, yes.† When we first met, I had a draft and he said, ďHey, what do you think about this?† Would you like to see any changes?† Weíre about to do a rewrite.† What would you do with it?Ē† And that was our meeting and I kind of just told him some ideas and he really liked them, and then I met with Ed Solomon and we went through the whole script together and worked in some changes there.† And then when we were rehearsing with the other actors, we were polishing stuff and doing rewrites during that time too.† So itís been a very -Ė like I said, Louis likes to collaborate and itís been a very collaborative process from the first meeting to what weíre shooting today.† And even the stuff weíre shooting today is changing minutely to fit the location and fit the action.† Sometimes dialogue doesnít work or you donít need it, and so weíve been doing that as we go along.
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