Jon Bernthal revealed in a new interview he almost turned down the role of Frank Castle - AKA The Punisher, but changed his mind after learning about the character's comics history.
Bernthal spoke to GQ about taking on the role of Marvel's anti-hero vigilante in the Netflix series Daredevil and his upcoming solo series The Punisher.
“I’m working on The Punisher now. You know, this whole superhero-comic-book thing is something I had zero interest in being a part of. The guys that I really, really respect as actors seem to have kind of purposely stayed away from that. I don’t mean that I’m above that or anything, just that it was not for me. But then when I got to know a little bit about this character… He ain’t got a fucking cape. He ain’t got any superpowers. He’s a fucking tortured, angry father and husband who’s living in this unbelievable world of darkness and loss and torment. Frank Castle resonates with me.”Thanks to Flickering Myth for the heads up.