Interview with Roth; Blonsky's British

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Uhm, why would Blonsky talk with a russian accent? He's from Yugoslavia.
 
He's english? Come on, i'm sure Roth could have done a credible Russian/Eastern European accent, they are getting a bit lazy there.
 
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Tim Roth on The Incredible Hulk's Abomination
Source: Edward Douglas December 3, 2007

Actor Tim Roth has played a lot of bad guys in his illustrious career, but none of them might be more anticipated than his turn as Emil Blonsky aka "The Abomination" in the upcoming Marvel Studios relaunch The Incredible Hulk, and while he chose to keep any information about the part close to his vest while doing interviews for Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth, we were able to learn that he just wrapped shooting in Brazil and he was very exhausted from the experience.

"I just literally wrapped last week, and it was such fun," he said, "I'm bloody tired by the way. From being in the action stuff, I don't know how the hell they do it, people like Bruce Willis. They must have great stunt doubles. I had three of them! My god, and I was so happy when they were working!"

He was a bit more cagey when asked how involved he has been with the CG in terms of creating Blonsky's "Abominable" counterpart and whether he's been doing motion capture type stuff for it. "You'll find out. (We're doing) all kinds."

We also asked whether he had to take on a Russian accent to play Blonsky. "No," Roth responded. "Do you know why? They wouldn't pay for a dialect coach," he said with a laugh. "So now it's London."

He also said that he did the movie for his kids, who he think will dig it.

The Incredible Hulk opens next summer on June 13, but you can see Roth in Coppola's Youth Without Youth, which opens in New York and L.A. on December 14.

Doesn't bother me he's a Brit...
 
Thanks Golgo.

Blonsky's back story was never that important (or interesting) so him being British is no big whoop.
 
I think he was just joking about Blonsky not have a russian accent...
 
it seems hard to believe that a production like this couldn't get a dialect coach. that part sounds like a joke to me... but he still might be serious about the british thing.
 
Perhaps they will explain it like when Alan Rickman and Jermey Irons where german nazi brother with british accents in Die Hard.

They had false identies and went undercover as brits to spy hence the accent. Its not unusal for spys to learn different languages or accents.
 
I thought Emil was no spy but a Black Ops operative in the movie. Is that changed?
 
Wow, so another hit for the fans that said this film would be more accurate than ang's intepretation...

ouch...
 
Please tell me you guys are not complaining about this. :csad:
 
I thought Emil was no spy but a Black Ops operative in the movie. Is that changed?

Wait, that's a good question; is he a spy that's really working for someone else, but pretending to be working for Ross? Or does he work for/with Ross?
 
Wait, that's a good question; is he a spy that's really working for someone else, but pretending to be working for Ross? Or does he work for/with Ross?

I think he works for Ross. But if he is actually a spy like in the comic then it would be a great twist in the movie!
 
You know after seeing Beowulf, i hope Abomination is as grotesque as Grendel was. it'll fuel Blonsky's rage even more.
 
It still worries me as hell that part of the movie being for kids. I hope Roth's kids can dig an adult movie.
 
Perhaps they will explain it like when Alan Rickman and Jermey Irons where german nazi brother with british accents in Die Hard.

They had false identies and went undercover as brits to spy hence the accent. Its not unusal for spys to learn different languages or accents.

They didn't have british accents, though...
 
Not a big deal to me, whatsoever. It's not even as if they're changing his ethnicity, only his accent.
 
The first comic I read with Abomination in it never mentioned his real name, where he came from etc, so I never imagined his voice as having any accent at the time. With that first impression staying with me even after finding out his origins I cant say I'm too bothered he doesnt have a russian accent.

I am curious as to why he would have a British one if he is part of an American special army force though (it's not like Roth hasn't done American accents before).
 

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