In the last couple of months, we’ve been able to see a couple of pictures of Paul Giamatti as the Rhino (mostly as his alter ego, of course) in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And although Giamatti says we won’t be seeing him in his full Rhino get-up anytime soon, he did spill a couple of details about his character.
Giamatti recently sat down with the Toronto Sun and had some very good things to say about “corny” villains and how much he enjoyed playing his part:
These things are kind of operatic, so you need big old hammy actors sometimes. But I personally like doing stuff like that and I liked comic books when I was a little kid.
He then moved on to speaking about his particular costume in this movie and how it relates to the one in the comics:
In the comic books of old, he had this suit on that made him look like a rhinoceros, and it made him super strong. If there was a bank vault he would just run right through it. Butt through it with his head. And he was not very smart. And I have a particular kind of suit, but I don’t think I’m supposed to talk about it. He’s a Russian mobster. Russians are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things. My accent is pretty hammy. I loved doing it. it seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over-the-top hammy as possible. It was really fun.
And there you have it.
Since Giamiatti is so excited about this, I think we should all be too.
Go ahead and take my money, Sony.
Sources: Screen Crush, Toronto Sun,
Images From: Collider.com, IGN
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