Mark Ruffalo's superhero costume problems

April 10th, 2012

Mark Ruffalo felt like an ''asshole'' wearing a leotard while shooting 'Marvel Avengers Assemble'.

The 'Kids Are All Right' actor plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the forthcoming Marvel movie - alongside Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson - and while he didn't mind losing weight for the role he was embarrassed wearing a small body suit.

He said: ''I did a cleanse that was like hell. I lost 21 pounds and I've kept about 15 off. I quite like it - it's good to be a little trimmer.

''I felt like such an asshole wearing The Hulk's little leotard thought. When they were designing it, I was like, 'How about adding a codpiece?', 'Some ass pads?' It's not very flattering.''

However, he is excited he is now playing the opposite to his usual nice guy roles.

He told Elle magazine: ''They say you always play the opposite of yourself the best, so I must be b*****d! I'm interested in the people you might write off immediately, but can then be surprised by. I get that a lot about myself.''