Thor: The Dark World is part of Marvel’s opening salvo for their much-vaunted Phase Two operation, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been talking to MTV about the two characters he plays in the film.
“I got a massive opportunity to play two characters in the movie: Algrim and Kurse,” explains the star. “You go in thinking, ‘Yeah this is great.’ But when you get in there, you’re like whoa; six hours of makeup, prosthetics, all the physical [stuff]. But honestly, I loved it. It’s going to be such an epic.
“And both of the characters,” he continues. “I have blonde hair, blue eyes, pointed ears, fangs, horns; everything you could want as boy in an action hero movie. It’s amazing. The fighting was really demanding. For instance, Kurse is the one that does all the fighting.
“It’s forty pounds of extra weight and the good thing about it is that it’s very flexible and elastic. I have a routine before I put it on: I stretch and do all my pilates. You see this big creature doing pilates, it’s great. And then we’d have to go fight. Me and Chris [Hemsworth] go toe-to-toe. It was hardcore.”
And speaking of fights, Akinnuoye-Agbaje reveals a little more on how those are set to go down.
“[Thor and Kurse] fight differently,” he explains. “Chris has his hammer while Kurse is very animalistic, he’s got horns. So I tried to go with that flow. My movements are [basically] like an animal: twisting my body, turning my head, all kinds of things. Kurse is meant to be extremely powerful, nothing can stop him.
“It’s a great ride. There’s fights everything in the movie. Loki gets his fair share of fights; [one of which] is between him and I as well. The great thing about Kurse is he is having it with everybody. But yes, Loki has some amazing fights.”
Thor: The Dark World opens in the UK on 8 November 2013.
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