20 Nov 2017 1:31 PM +00:00 UTC

Christopher Eccleston Hates That Marvel Was Dishonest With Him About His Role In Thor 2

Marvel might have built a successful superhero franchise but the studio is far from perfect.

Doctor Who and Marvel Star Christopher Eccleston has just recently claimed that the studio had actually been dishonest to him about the role he played in Thor: The Dark World.

For those who can't quite remember The Dark World after the bright and cheeky offbeat humor of Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, Eccleston played the leader of the Dark Elves, Malekith in the Thor sequel. Though Eccleston seemed up to the task (the British actor always seemed fit to play the villain), the ninth Doctor from BBC's longest running science fiction series claims that Marvel had lied to him about the work involved in The Dark World.


Sitting down with Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2 over the weekend, Eccleston admitted that playing Malekith was not his "greatest moment," saying that Marvel didn't tell him how long it would take to transform into the leader of the Dark Elves.

"The first couple of days it was about seven hours, eight hours," Eccleston said. "I think we got it down to six and a half. It's a day's work before [anything]."

Apparently, the British actor would arrive on set at 4 am and often would have to stay on the make-up chair until 10:30 in the morning. Norton then asked whether eight hours of make-up was worth the money he was being paid for, and the actor gave a sassy, "That's exactly what I felt."

"Marvel were dishonest to me because they never, ever let me know that there'd be that amount of make-up. So yeah, that was not my finest moment," Eccleston admitted.

Guess Marvel really takes its make-up seriously. We wonder how much make-up Cate Blanchett had to put on for Hela.

Thor: Ragnarok is currently screening in cinemas.

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