Lou, Lou, Lou… I completely understand your need to remain socially relevant, but firing wild shots at some of fandom’s most cherished actors is a bit much. Sure, I agree that your version of The Hulk is an iconic rendition, and should be remembered with as much reverence as pale ale guzzling fanboys can muster, BUT… better than Ruffalo? That’s a bit conceited.
Here’s Lou Ferrigno’s full statement:
I was the first to bring superhero muscles to the screen and to make it more believable. There’s still people who prefer to watch the old show over the newer things because it’s real, not CGI [...] The Hulk was the beginning of me, a platform as an actor to grow. I don’t think anybody else can play the Hulk like I could. I was able to show emotions even with all of the makeup. I don’t think it can be duplicated.”
Come on!!! Are you sincerely arguing that your ability to emote is greater than Mark Ruffalo’s, whose motion captured acting served as the basis of The Avengers‘s Hulk? It’s difficult to empathize with massive celebrities like Ferrigno, especially since their lives are so intwined in their own celebrity cult, but this bout of arrogance leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Here I thought he was Doug Heffernan’s cool neighbor in King of Queens, not some petty self-aggrandizing doucher.
SOURCE: LA Times