Mark Ruffalo Asks Director Rian Johnson For A Role In 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Via Email
The 46-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as Bruce Banner / The Hulk in the 2012 superhero film "The Avengers," has recently revealed that he emailed Rian Johnson, the director and writer of "Star Wars: Episode VIII," asking him for a role in the film.
In an interview with Collider to talk about his new comedy film "Infinitely Polar Bear," the Oscar-nominated actor said that he is "desperate" to be in a "Star Wars" movie.
He said, "My e-mail to Rian after all these years was, 'Rian, congratulations on everything you've been doing. And by the way, if there's a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.'"
When asked if he would be willing to accept a small role which would only require him to wear a mask and just be in the background for one day, the Ruffalo answered: "Possibly, depending on timing. I love hanging out with Rian so that's interesting to me but I would like a role."
The "Normal Heart" actor said that he would accept even a CGI role.
"I am thrilled about motion capture," he told Collider. "It's been a journey for me to get there. After this last 'Avengers' and the work we're doing with that, and the advancement of the technology even since the first 'Avengers,' I'm so excited about where we can go with motion capture."
"I hope that I'm on the front line of this kind of new frontier of creativity and performance that is completely boundless. Definitely be interested in doing something like that for 'Star Wars,'" he added.
The news that Johnson will helm the eighth installment of the epic space opera film series broke last July, according to The Wrap. The 40-year-old Maryland-born filmmaker is also said to write the treatment for the ninth film.
Ruffalo's second full length film "The Brothers Bloom" was directed by Johnson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.