His wife Maggie Gyllenhaal dated Batman (and Two-Face!) in The Dark Knight, and Peter Sarsgaard follows her lead into superhero movie waters, playing the villain Hector Hammond in Green Lantern. “Now I guess its my turn, although I didn’t do much kissing,” Sarsgaard quips. He’s a biologist and a university professor, Sarsgaard says, “but in his private time he’s quite interested in extremophiles. Extreme violence on earth is the way to understand creatures that live on another planet. There’s a fine line there between science and wishful thinking.” And after he comes in contact with a meteor, he gains powers and a really huge brain. Check out a clip below of Sarsgaard explaining some of the inspiration behind his portrayal of Hammond.
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
[flash width="486" height="412" param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/57946741001?isVid=1&publisherID=44854211001" flashvars="@videoPlayer=308943307001&playerID=57946741001&domain=embed&"]http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/57946741001?isVid=1&publisherID=44854211001[/flash]