To prepare for his forthcoming role in Iron Man 2, actor Mickey Rourke, who plays the Russian villian Ivan Vanko, went the ‘minimalist route,’ by learning very little of the actual story beyond his character’s scenes. Well, from what we’ve seen so far, we can at least tell that Rourke wears hair extensions, Samuel L. Jackson has an eye patch, and Scarlett Johansson looks jumpsuit hot.
More after the break…In a recent interview with The Daily Star, Rourke stated:
“I read my character. I didn’t read a lot of the other stuff too clearly. I have no idea what’s in the movie or what it’s about, to be honest with you. It’s like in life. I like to leave a little room open for the unexpected.”
That being said, here’s how we think Mickey’s time on the set of Iron Man 2 went:
Production: Wow Mr. Rourke, welcome back to the limelight. Would you like to know anything about Iron Man 2?
Wardrobe: Wow Mr. Rourke, you must be pretty excited to be in such a huge comic book sequel. Do you want to know about this crazy suit we’re putting on you?
Robert Downey Jr.: Wow Mickey, the Hollywood lifestyle nearly did us both in, and now look at us. Two thespian-dynamos, playing superheros in the summer’s biggest comic book blockbuster.
Rourke: What’s a comic book?
Iron Man 2 is in U.S. theaters Friday, May 7:
[Source: The Daily Star]