Tim Roth has been acting since the age of 21, when he took the role of a white supremacist in the 1982 British made-for-television movie "Made in Britain." Originally studying to become a sculptor, the actor moved on such films as "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" and "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead." Then, in 1992, he joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" as Mr. Orange alongside Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, and Michael Madsen. Since then, Roth has continued to work with Tarantino on such films as the smash hit "Pulp Fiction" and "Four Rooms."
On June 13, Mr. Orange trades in for a new color, that of gamma-irradiated green with his new role in "The Incredible Hulk" as Emil Blonsky, the Abomination. The classic Hulk villain will be tracking down Edward Norton's Bruce Banner, leading to a climactic battle said to be unlike audiences have seen before.
There were several reasons why Roth wanted to take the role of Emil Blonsky. "[Louis Letterier] impressed me with what he had to say and I like the idea of being in one of these things," Roth said. "I wanted to do something that my children could actually see as opposed to the stuff I've been doing."
What did the kids think to find out that their own dad would be in the next Hulk film? They had one question that is on the mind of all fans right now. "They thought it was the coolest thing," Roth said, "but then they were all 'It's going to be a cool one right?'"
The days on the set were long and tiring for Roth, especially the action scenes. "We would do these speed runs on a cable, super fast runs," he explained. "All these kind of bizarre things and stunts and flips in the air. Like many actors seem to nowadays, Roth tried to do most of his own stunts. "I did whatever I could, and then they would get the guys in to take it over."
So, what did the his kids think? Is "The Incredible Hulk" going to be a "cool one?" "They have seen the trailer," Roth said. "There was a day where I took one of my sons in to see me doing some voice work for the monster. He got to see some stuff there and he loved it."
Fans will be able to decide for themselves on June 13 at their local cinemas, when "The Incredible Hulk" opens in the US.
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