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The highs and lows of being an Avenger

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 02:13

The cast of the upcoming 'Captain America: Civil War' talk about the unexpected trials and tribulations of playing superheroes. Rollo Ross reports.

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If you ever thought about how great it would be to be a superpowered Avenger, it's time to perhaps think again. SOUNDBITE, actor Chris Evans, saying (English): "Brutal, brutal. I will say it's something that is incredibly demanding, especially in Atlanta in the summer. It's a lot of sweat, it's a lot of exhaustion, you really have to prepare yourself physically for the film, whether it's working out and getting physically fit but preparing yourself for the choreography and the dance of these fights that we have, which are extensive and seemingly endless." That said, being a superhero has its perks - like their powerful posing.... SOUNDBITE actress, Elizabeth Olsen, saying (English): "Stand up straight, a little wider, a little broader, chest higher, maybe. Maybe a head tilt down-ish." ...and then there's their superhero outfits SOUNDBITE actor Paul Bettany, saying (English): "It's uncomfortable. There's one place on my body that I can scratch and that's my nose so anything else is impossible. Plus, my hands are purple so I get everything purple." SOUNDBITE actor, Chadwick Boseman, saying (English): "Even if you're not outside in 90 temperature degree weather in Atlanta in the humidity, you're still losing weight if you have it on in the air conditioning. It's that hot." Well, at least it must be great to see a group of superheroes around you.... SOUNDBITE actor, Anthony Mackie, saying (English): "No, I just laugh at them. Like when Sebastian's standing there, it's like 'Look how stupid he looks'." SOUNDBITE actor, Sebastian Stan, saying (English): "And I see him and think 'Man, he can't see me through those goggles.'" And it must be great to carry out some of the epic stunts.... SOUNDBITE actor, Anthony Mackie, saying (English): "They put me up on a platform on like a pad on the ground and they go 'Come on, Anthony, jump face first into the pad'. I was like 'huh?' and they said 'Just jump on your face' and they kept laughing at me all day until I was concussed." Anthony wasn't the only Avenger to get hurt making the movie.... SOUNDBITE actress, Elizabeth Olsen, saying (English): "I nearly pulled my shoulder doing one of the moves." SOUNDBITE, actor Jeremy Renner, saying (English) "She hurt herself. She got an injury. She got an injury in her shoulder. Everyone else is doing dives and rolls and all this stuff and she's doing this (moves hand) and goes 'Oh my god, my shoulder'." SOUNDBITE actress Elizabeth Olsen, saying (English): "It was just a tweak during one take and it hurt." So if you've now ruled out playing a superhero, then maybe just watch them when 'Captain America: Civil War' hits cinemas soon.

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The highs and lows of being an Avenger

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 02:13