Just because Mark Ruffalo looks like a certain whacked-out cult leader who killed more than 70 followers doesn’t mean he’s going to play him.
Interviewed on Milling About, the Shutter Island star clears up erroneous reports that he’ll be bringing David Koresh to life in a biopic.
“I’m not doing that,” he tells host Robin Milling of the Hollywood project about the Branch Davidian honcho who set the sect’s Waco, Texas, headquarters ablaze in 1993 following an FBI raid—killing everyone inside, including himself.
“I read it immediately and passed on it. I didn’t want to hold up anybody, but for some reason they have it on IMDb that I’m doing that,” he adds.
“I can’t get away from it. I didn’t really respond to the story.”
Meantime, Mark can be seen in much more family-friendly fare.
The Kids Are All Right, in which he co-stars with Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, opens today nationwide. The quirky comedy tells the story of two kids conceived by artificial insemination who bring their birth father into their two-mom family.
“We were laughing our heads off during those sex scenes with the smacks,” he says of Julianne’s lesbian character.
“I would say, ‘Ahhhh, don’t pull my hair so hard!’ We knew we wanted to do that, but we were also coming up with that while we were shooting it.
“Julianne didn’t pull any punches, man! Not in a really bad way, but enough to be, like, ‘Owww!'”
To hear Mark’s full interview today at 12pm ET, click here.
To check out the Kids Are All Right trailer, click here.