Ruffalo: My movies are traumatic

Mark Ruffalo doesn't like walking in on his kids watching one of his movies.

Mark Ruffalo finds it “traumatic” to rewatch his films.

The 46-year-old actor has appeared in a number of high-profile movies, such as The Avengers franchise, The Kids Are All Right and 13 Going on 30.

While many of his fans are sure to indulge in his back catalogue of films, it’s something Mark isn’t keen to do.

“It’s kind of a traumatic experience to watch myself in a movie and it takes me a couple of days to recover from it,” he admitted to Total Film magazine.

“My kids are starting to watch some of them now. So I’ll wander into a film and watch it and then run out the room and go, ‘Oh my God, what was I doing? I’ve gotten way better than that, I hope!’

“But I saw [2000 drama] You Can Count on Me a few years ago and thought, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be really better than that.”

Mark took the lead role alongside Laura Linney in the movie, which marked the beginning of his career. The star found it difficult to believe in his dream when he initially started out in the industry.

“It was really tough, and I struggled quite a bit,” he confessed. "There was a part of me that was thinking, ‘OK buddy, I don’t know if you mean it or not. You’re getting older, you haven’t really scored big, a lot of your peers are leaving you behind…’

“Eventually stuff started to happen. It was surprising to me.”
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Sunday, 15. June 2014