Belfast Telegraph

Renner's search for challenges

Jeremy Renner has told how he likes to have challenges and "things to learn" on his movies.

The actor - who played a hardened soldier in The Hurt Locker and now a bank robber in The Town - said all the projects he chooses have to have the same three things: "A good script, character and director."

"I don't care what it is, it just has to have those challenges and things to learn," he said.

"I just don't want to get bored on set!" he added.

The 39-year-old said that's why he signed on to make The Town.

"The script was flawless to me, the role was electric and it was Ben Affleck directing," he said.

But Jeremy admitted he had reservations about how well Ben would cope with directing and playing the film's lead.

"It was a genuine concern of mine," he said. "When I met him we became very close pretty quickly. I was very comfortable to even ask him the question that was on my mind, 'What makes you think you can star in this thing and direct it?' and he said he didn't know. It seems funny or random or stupid but there's something very deep behind that, and intelligent.

"I said yes because I knew how smart he was, it was very fluid and that's how it became on set, so fun."


From Belfast Telegraph