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Mintz-Plasse: I want darker roles

Christopher Mintz-Plasse would love to play more dramatic roles
Christopher Mintz-Plasse would love to play more dramatic roles

Christopher Mintz-Plasse has revealed he would relish the opportunity to play darker roles, following his villainous turn in Kick-Ass 2.

The 24-year-old - who's best known for his comedic turns in Superbad, Role Models and Fright Night - got to show off his dramatic chops as Kick-Ass' nemesis Chris D'Amico and his The Motherf***** alter-ego in the sequel.

"It's made me hungrier. I would love to try some more things like this. This movie obviously has comedy and drama in it, but I would love to try something more dramatic straight after this," he said.

Chris, who made his big-screen debut as Fogell 'McLovin' in Superbad alongside Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, admitted his latex outfit posed a sweaty challenge on set.

"It was a pain in the a**. It looks amazing on camera but it was a nightmare to wear. Wearing that for five hours a day, I would sweat out my whole body weight. All that matters is that it comes across well in the movie," he joked.

The actor used an acting coach to help him get in touch with his darker side.

"I read the script and I was nervous because it's unlike anything I've ever done before, so I got an acting coach. A month before filming, we would go through every scene and every line and figure out where the character needed to go emotionally," he recalled.

He watched Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight as part of his preparation.

"I watched Heath Ledger's Joker quite a bit and I researched The Punisher. I watched this really dark serial killer on trial - I studied his eyes and how lifeless they were, and tried to use that too," he added.

:: Kick-Ass 2 is in cinemas now.


From Belfast Telegraph