More From Alexis Denisof On Nabbing “The Other” Role In THE AVENGERS; Talks Prosthetics
In yet another interview, the actor behind Marvel's The Avengers Chitauri leader, The Other, Alexis Denisof now dishes on wearing prosthetics and more. Check it out after the jump!
While speaking with MTV News, actor Alexis Denisof once again elaborated on his role in Marvel's The Avengers movie. Credited as “The Other,” leader of the Chitauri, Denisof recalled going through hours of prosthetics and precisely how longtime friend & collaborator Joss Whedon unusually approached him for the role.
“Normally if something is on [Joss Whedon's] mind he’ll call me about it. And of course I’m always excited. It wouldn’t matter what he was doing, I would want to be part of it.” Recalling how different things were this time, “I received from my agent a single page with some lines that made absolutely no sense to me, and a character called Man #2 (AKA Thanos played by Damion Poitier),” he continues. “And I was like, ‘What the eff is this?’ They sent all this legal stuff I had to sign about not saying anything to anyone.”
After auditioning and eventually landing the part, “We had to cast all these parts of my body that were going to be wearing pieces of formed prosthetic – my arms, my chest, my face,” he added. “Once I put in [the special set of teeth] I had a very distinct lisp and I didn’t think that was how he should sound, so I had to practice with those for quite a few months to get to where I could even talk.”
Taking up to six hours to apply the prosthetics and all “The Other” finishing touches, Denisof says “I couldn’t see a thing. Pretty hard to move, pretty hard to go to the bathroom – a lot of things you don’t think about until you’re all stitched up into a costume like that.” Concluding that it was all worth it in the end, he said “Even when I was shooting it I was excited. To see that huge stage and to be in that place with my dear friend Joss and watch him doing what I know so well he can do on that scale… I was thrilled to be part of it. And then to see it – it blew me away.”
MTV News notes that Alexis Denisof is still contracted to keep quiet about the future of “The Other,” evidently confirming the Chitauri leader will return somewhere throughout Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe.
And because he's linked to Thanos, who's guaranteed a role in Guardians of the Galaxy, that may be where he'll also be seen next. Perhaps the aftermath of he and Loki's broken deal will carry over in Thor: The Dark World. However, Marvel's The Avengers sequel is where we'll likely see The Other again. What do you think?
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