Paul Giamatti on The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The man playing The Rhino in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been chatting about the film...
Paul Giamatti was the actor seemingly wisely chosen to play The Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He will of course be sharing villain duties with Jamie Foxx's Electro, so fingers crossed he'll have sufficient time to shine.
He's been chatting about the portrayal of the character recently to the Toronto Sun, saying that "in the comic books of old, he had this suit on that made him look like a rhinoceros, and it made him super strong. If there was a bank vault he would just run right through it. Butt through it with his head. And he was not very smart".
He also went on to discuss the look of the character. "I have a particular kind of suit, but I don't think I'm supposed to talk about it. He's a Russian mobster. Russian's are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things. My accent is pretty hammy. I loved doing it. It seemed like an opportunity to be as over-the-top- hammy as possible. It was really fun".
He also went on to say that he was "one of several bad guys in the movie".
Will Giamatti's Russian accent be able to top John Malkovich's from Rounders in the hammy stakes? Only time will tell...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released next April in the UK.
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