In the upcoming Marvel film She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which will include the MCU debut of the title character, three-time Oscar nominee and popular superhero Mark Ruffalo will make his eighth appearance in his hallmark role as The Hulk. The nine-episode action comedy series, which was created by Jessica Gao, will debut on Disney+ on August 18.
Tatiana Maslany’s portrayal of Jennifer Walters serves as the series’ central character. After suffering a life-threatening injury, Walters, a lawyer who specialises in superhero-related legal matters, receives an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Hulk.
When she transforms into the superhuman She-Hulk, she gains Hulk-like abilities, but unlike Banner’s Hulk, she keeps her personality, intelligence, and emotional control. Her struggle to strike a balance between her career as a lawyer and her recently discovered superpowers is followed in the series.
The Smart Hulk, who first appears in Avengers: Endgame, will be portrayed by Ruffalo. She-Hulk will receive guidance from Smart Hulk, who will also teach her how to use her talents.
Check out these lesser-known facts about Mark Ruffalo before seeing him in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Here are five things you might not know about Mark Ruffalo:
1) He had untreated ADHD and dyslexia as a child
Even though Mark Ruffalo insists that he had a pleasant childhood, there were nevertheless some difficulties. Despite having normal ability in other areas, the actor struggled to understand texts because of his dyslexia.
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a disorder that frequently affects people who have dyslexia, and Ruffalo experienced it as a child. He struggled to concentrate as a result, which frequently resulted in casual errors.
2) He participated in wrestling when he was in school
In their city, Mark Ruffalo’s father won three wrestling championships. During his time in junior high and high school, Ruffalo competed in wrestling matches, following in the footsteps of his father, and he represented not just one state but two.
Ruffalo’s wrestling background was extremely helpful to him when he played an Olympic wrestler in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, even if he didn’t receive any prizes for it. In order to get in shape for the job, he underwent demanding training for almost six months and put on almost 30 pounds. He finally received an Oscar nomination for the part.
3) He had a dream that revealed his brain tumour
Mark Ruffalo underwent surgery to have an acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumour, removed in 2002. Interestingly, the actor underwent a CAT scan after learning he had a brain tumour in a dream.
The NYU Medical Center performed brain surgery on Ruffalo. Due to this, he experienced partial facial paralysis for more than a year, putting his facial and auditory nerves at significant danger. He was able to recover from the paralysis, but the surgery’s side effects eventually caused him to lose his left ear’s hearing.
4) He wrote a fan letter to Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese received a fan letter from Mark Ruffalo in which he praised the celebrated director’s work and expressed his wish to collaborate with him. In the end, the fan letter assisted him in landing the Dr. Lester Sheehan part in Scorsese’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller Shutter Island from 2010.
5) He supports numerous causes as an activist
Political and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo. He supports the use of renewable energy sources, primarily wind and solar power. He is one of the co-founders of The Solutions Project, a group working to hasten the US’s switch to 100% renewable energy sources from non-renewable sources.
Ruffalo became a fervent opponent of fracking in 2008 after gas corporations expressed interest in the Callicoon, New York, property owned by his family.
Fracking is the technique of putting high-pressure water, along with other materials, into a wellbore in order to fracture deep rock formations and release the hydrocarbons they contain. The procedure taints the water and has a negative impact on the ecosystem, increasing the likelihood of earthquakes among other things.
In Pennsylvania, Ruffalo actively coordinated numerous showings of the natural gas drilling documentary Gasland. The documentary Dear President Obama: The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now, which provides a scathing appraisal of the former President’s vast expansion of oil and natural gas exploration, was also created and narrated by him in March 2016.
Ruffalo actively backed the Standing Rock Indian Reservation’s protest to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline project in October 2017. Additionally, he supports abortion rights for women and is pro-choice.