Hugo Weaving Very Apathetic About His Comic Book Roles


Hugo Weaving is making the rounds for his role in the Wachowski siblings new movie, Cloud Atlas. Collider got to speak to Weaving about his role in that film as well as his work in The Hobbit, Transformers, and Captain America. Weaving was pretty candid about those roles. He came off pretty apathetic and crotchety about all of them.

When asked if he had been approached about voicing Megatron in Michael Bay’s next Transformers flick, he relayed a story about how he had no knowledge of the film now or when he was doing it. He talked about being in a play and taking it because it was a few hours doing voice over:

In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things.

More interesting were his comments on Captain America. He was asked about reprising his role for a future Cap movie or even an Avengers film. He was just as blunt and apathetic on that role as well:

I did that for Captain America. I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for The Avengers, but I didn’t think I’d be in Captain America 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there. And it’s not something I would want to do again. I’m glad I did it. I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to. I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.

You can read his full remarks on how he found out The Hobbit was a trilogy as well as more comments on his role in Transformers and Michael Bay as a director by clicking here. It sounds like Weaving isn’t too big on some of his more blockbuster type roles. He is a very unique person and is known for doing more small scale stuff prior to The Matrix’s success, but in this interview he sounds…well we all know what it sounds like. He is a great actor so he is afforded some eccentricity, but you can tell he isn’t big on the large scale movies. What do you think? Am I just being too hard on him?

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Source : Collider