"I'd really be kicking myself if I hadn't done this. Oh my god, I'd really be kicking myself. You know, it was just a matter of adjusting to lifestyle changes.
My team told me this in the beginning, because they knew I was apprehensive too, they said: 'It comes in waves.' You gotta respect the fact that when a movie comes out, there's gonna be a surge, and there's gonna be some changes, but then it's gonna go away. It'll die back down just like any actor. When a movie comes out, you get a little bit more of a spotlight on you, then it goes away. So you can monitor it. It's not like once these movies are out, your life is forfeited and you don't have any more control. So you just gotta take those periods of time in stride and understand that it'll pass and things will go back to a relative level of normalcy.
Aside from that, I love doing these movies 'cause they're good. You know, it's been one of the tricky things in my career — I'm sure you've seen some of my not-so-good movies — and it's disappointing when you put a lot of time and effort and sweat. Oh, it sucks. When you see the movie, you're like, 'That is not what I read.' And [with] these movies, you don't have to feel that.
But I've begun to just put my faith and trust in Kevin Feige and all the guys at Marvel. They're so good at what they do. Their internal barometer of what is good and bad is pretty on point. Not just from the standpoint of the movie, but everything. Marketing and trailers and wardrobe. It's just gonna look right. So it's scary diving into such a big endeavor. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work on a massive scale, but you feel a little bit more comfort in that you trust the people that are making these movies. That's what acting's about. Trust. If you don't trust someone, every single take, you're going to be holding back, and it's nice to let go."