Eric Bana Admits That He Avoids Comedy Roles

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Australian actor Eric Bana may have starred in a few comedies during his career but he has now admitted that during the early stages of his career he did his best to avoid comedy roles despite having a background in stand-up. Erich commented that he wanted to be established as a more serious actor before taking on comedy parts and it wasn’t particularly hard for him to avoid those roles:

”Early on I avoided comedy deliberately. It wasn’t hard, because no one in Hollywood knew about my stand-up background. I’d be open to it if the right role came along, but I tend to get more serious stuff.”

Eric adds that he thinks Hollywood has been ruling out some of better films lately and he is saddened that those with intelligent storylines are often dropped in favour of no-brainers. He is interested in only taking on certain parts that truly interest him even though he knows people won’t be queuing up to see his latest role. He commented on his career move and why he’s playing it this way:

 ”Over the last five years it’s been getting harder for everyone because everything is going bigger – bigger concepts, bigger budgets, bigger movies – and the more intelligent, interesting movies have been harder to get off the ground. The movies I’ve made recently are not movies that people rush to see on opening weekend. Yes, it can mess with your head because you can question yourself and wonder how to find the right balance, but no one really knows the answer to that. I do know that bigger isn’t always better.”

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