Edward Norton - Edward Norton Hesitated On Stone Role

Edward Norton didn't want to take on his role in 'Stone' when he was first approached.

The actor plays a manipulative convict opposite Robert De Niro in John Curran's psychological drama and while he was initially wary about playing the part because the character profile was so ambiguous, the strong storyline and dramatic freedom given to him by the director helped convince him.

He said: "For me it's not just characters, it's what the thing is about that matters. In this case the character was so thinly sketched but John said to me, 'This is about spiritual authenticity and the consequences of not being authentic.' He didn't care how I approached the character as long as he seemed like the least likely candidate for spiritual transformation. He told me to take it way out there."

Despite controversially being dropped by Marvel Studios last year from the role of the Incredible Hulk in the forthcoming comic book blockbuster 'The Avengers', Edward says he is happy with how his career has progressed and only works when he feels like it.

He said: "I try not to work when I don't feel it. I don't have anything to prove to anybody which is a lovely place to be."


Contactmusic

Tags: Edward Norton - Drama - Incredible Hulk - John Curran - Robert De Niro - The Avengers

Advertisement

More Edward Norton

Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut...

Venice Film Festival: So 'Birdman' Just Joined the Oscars Race. Big Time.

After the trailer hit, there was always the sense with Birdman was probably going to be very, very impressive but perhaps a little too avant-garde...

Birdman Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book hero for the big screen. Having watched his career dissolve...

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day American fiction, Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed he is working on a sequel...

Advertisement

Michael Keaton v Edward Norton: What We Learnt From The ‘Birdman’ Trailer

Michael Keaton is back in action with a new film on the way entitled Birdman, which actually looks as strange as it sounds. But from...

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero, Birdman, in his more prolific years. However, he's starting to...

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind...

Spoiler Alert! Ten Of Our Favourite Movie Plot Twists

There's nothing quite like a great plot twist to make for an unforgettable movie moment. Some we can all agree were truely unexpected, others, well...

Advertisement

Comments

Edward Norton Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Edward Norton

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All