Peter Sarsgaard a Fan of the Prostethics in Green Lantern
08.03.10 by Ryan
Fans recently got the opportunity to see the first-look photos of Green Lantern, including a peek at Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hector Hammond, who's huge head required hours of prosthetic make-up. Sarsgaard told HitFix that, unlike most actors in his position, he didn't mind the long hours in the make-up chair.
Y'know I really enjoyed acting in the prosthetics. I'm a prosthetics spokesperson now. It was a blast. It was like being 14 and mask acting. It was everything every actor ever wants to do. The prosthetics are so detailed and so fine and attached to muscles in a way that makes it so I can articulate it like I articulate my own face.
Hammond's head grows after the character is exposed to a meteor, which causes his brain to expand. Despite the character's comic book history, Sarsgaard told USA Today that he drew his inspiration from scientists and not from comic books.
I thought about a lot of people who stretched our ideas and added a bit of creativity to science, like Carl Sagan or Isaac Asimov, people like that. I read more things like that, I would say, than I did straight comics. And, a sense of wonder about the world where you start filling in gaps, which is what most scientists try not to do. So I really thought of him as kind of a dreamer in a lot of ways.
Green Lantern opens June 17, 2011 under the direction of Martin Campbell. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong and Blake Lively.