Paul Bettany Gives His Thoughts On Playing The Vision In Avengers: Age of Ultron Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.26.2014
He gets a more substantial role...
In an interview with Superhero Hype, Paul Bettany spoke about going from playing J.A.R.V.I.S to playing The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here are highlights:
On when he knew he would play Vision: "For a long while I discovered, having playing J.A.R.V.I.S., I wasn't allowed to then play another character and Joss Whedon and I got on very well and he looked for a way to make that work and found it, though I can't say what the relationship is between Vision and J.A.R.V.I.S.. Everything is a double-edged sword, I used to be in a studio for 45 minutes and do J.A.R.V.I.S. and get a huge bag of cash and go my way like a burglar, and now they want me to work for my money. Which is great and sweaty and hot, which you'll realize once they unveil everything. It's really f***ing cool. It's great to join this train which is on really clear tracks."
On what about the character he likes: "I've got to say that the greatest thing about the job for me is that however much research I could do, I would never know as much about Vision and this world as Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon, so it's nice to give all responsibility of that to those guys. The thing that appealed to me is that this sort of nascent creature being born, being both omnipotent and totally naive, the sort of danger of that and complex nature of a thing being born that is that powerful and that created in a second and the choices he makes morally are really complex and interesting. They've really managed to maintain all of that, the old image I love is of him crying, I think it's really expressed kind of beautifully in this "Avengers" film."
On how it feels to be in the costume and how others felt about it: "With a great deal of pity. It is a real thing. We talked about how to keep me cool in that costume. While it is one of the most genuinely extraordinarily costumes that has nothing to do with me they've manufactured, it's really cool looking. The consequence is it's f***ing hot!"