We’ve long known that Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo have a soft spot for one another, but we didn’t know how deep those feelings went. It turns out that RDJ might have found his Hollywood soulmate in the form of Academy Award-nominated actor.
A preview of yet another featurette that will be featured on “The Avengers” Blu-ray and DVD has hit the web via IGN, and this one focuses on Chris Evans’ portrayal of Captain America and Ruffalo’s turn as The Hulk. Everyone involved had kind things to say about Ruffalo, but it was Downey’s comment that proved what we learned about their relationship in yesterday’s blooper reel was actually true.
“With Mark Ruffalo, I have someone who I’d be happy to do every scene with for the rest of my life,” the man better known as Tony Stark admitted.
One, two, three, aww. But it turns out that the love fest didn’t end with the two of them. Director Joss Whedon also knew that he didn’t want anyone but the “Shutter Island” star to play his big green smashing machine.
“Mark Ruffalo was my first choice. I had a list. It was very short. His name was at the top,” Whedon said. “As Banner, he’s very vulnerable, he’s very funny, he’s very loose, but there’s this coiled element. It’s a wonderful performance.”
Evans also was the subject of many compliments and appreciative sentiments.
“Chris Evans has risen to the forefront as Steve Rogers,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said. “You look at Chris Evans, you forget any role he’s ever played before, and all you can see is Steve Rogers.”
Ruffalo added, “Working with Evans is very cool. I’m wildly impressed with him.”
So what about Downey and Chris Hemsworth? Were they sticks in the mud or something? We guess we’ll have to wait until “The Avengers” hits store shelves on September 25 to find out in the full version of this featurette.
What did you think of this featurette? Are you surprised to find out that everyone in this movie loves each other so much? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
‘It started way back in 1986 with my first film ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ ‘ Lee tells MTV News of the evolving role of BK throughout his films.
By Rob Markman
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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
The pregnancy scandal between Stevie J and Joseline kicked off last night’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” Stevie admitted to sleeping with his artist (“Did I hit it? Yeah,” he says) but dodged any responsibility for the alleged bun in the oven.
Meanwhile, in Scrappyland, Erica tried to put the sexy moves on her man to show him that she can be affectionate. Despite a PG-13 foot rub, Scrappy told his baby mama that he’s getting his own bachelor pad. So much for rose petals and candlelight.
One of the few working women on the show, Rasheeda, continued to struggle with her hubby/manager Kirk about going to a major label. Kirk hopes to relinquish his daily duties in order to keep his wife while Rasheeda is fiercely indie. Speaking of industry problems, K. Michelle was forced to face her past demons and the reputation she garnered while at Jive. Despite a moderately successful showcase, K was served a huge slice of humble pie when veteran manager Jeff Robinson told K. that her crazy, sleazy reputation precedes her in the industry. If she wants to work with him and make it in the game, she had better clean up her rep, advises Robinson.
The showcase was overshadowed when Stevie started acting out, albeit drunkenly. Mimi snubbed her man and refused to give him a kiss and Erica poked fun at the incident. The producer went into a tizzy and began cursing out Erica for her jabs and blamed it later on being inebriated. Too bad Scrappy didn’t see it that way. He threatened to rough up and “put paws” on Stevie for what he said to his lady. “I’m going to be very politically hood correct,” said Scrappy, on how he’ll deal with the situation. Grab your popcorn, kiddos. This is going to be a good fight!
The episode ended with Mimi and Joseline sitting down and exchanging insults. Stevie walked in (did we mention that he walked in with Joseline’s pregnancy test?) and the argument turned into a heated free-for-all. Mimi ends up storming off, giving the two lovers time to fight. Stevie and Joseline had a verbal throw down that included the producer threatening to send Joseline “back to the strip club.” Cue tears and more finger pointing. Joseline said that Stevie is controlling and hangs her stripper past over her. “I gave you another life,” said Stevie to which Jos responded, “I’m not going back!” Stevie, clearly agitated, ended the conversation with an insult, compliment knockout: “Watch how you speak to me, Joseline. You look nice by the way.” Spoken like a true pimp.