After exclusive ‘Captain America: Civil War’ footage was shown at the AsiaPop Convention, Paul Bettany sat down for a Q&A with the audience and had some interesting things to say about ‘Civil War’ and his character, the fan-favorite Vision.
When asked to compare his experience working on ‘Age of Ultron’ to that of ‘Civil War’, Paul Bettany said the following:
“It was a lot of work! We all had a bit more fun. You know, there were more improvised jokes between me and Downey Jr., and me and Chris Evans, and it was a really loose atmosphere on-set. It was one really loose set, it was great! I would totally lie to you if it wasn’t, but I don’t have to lie. And we all get on. They’re all a really nice bunch of boys and girls. They’re all happy to be there. They’re being terribly well-paid, so they should be happy to be there. And work’s really creative and fun, you know? I got to be born on camera, you know, that’s unlikely to ever happen again.”
Paul Bettany also spoke about how one of the best things as an actor playing a superhero was security and stability for his career, although he (obviously) couldn’t reveal how many more or which movies Vision would be popping up in. Bettany said:
“And also, as an actor, the other part of it is knowing that you have work in a year’s time. I’ve never had that. Do Jarvis, you should do Jarvis. No, find somebody else. Oh, I … It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had the security of knowing that I’ve got a couple of movies to make”
Lastly, Paul Bettany had some interesting words about his preparation for playing Vision and some of the character elements he’d be carrying over from ‘Age of Ultron’:
“I was given comics. I also was looking to think about what could be edifying for me to learn. I took the opportunity—you see my character get born… something unlikely to ever happen to me again. He must be both omnipotent and yet totally naive at the same time. And experiencing the world in real time and his place in it. Is he going to be a force of good or a force of evil? It was really interesting, fun to play with, because he is dangerous, you do not know if he’s going to go one way or another. And I’m continuing that theme in Captain America 3.”
What do you make of Paul Bettany’s comments? Are you excited to see him reprise his role in ‘Civil War’? Let us know in the comments!
You can catch Paul Bettany on May 6, 2016, when ‘Captain America: Civil War’ hits theaters.