Jeremy Renner on Hawkeye's Role in "Avengers: Infinity War," the Weinstein problem, and why he is 'not focusing on new work' (South China Morning Post)
- 19 Dec
- Written by coolshades
US actor, 46, was a talent ambassador for the second International Film Festival and Awards in Macau. His involvement in blockbuster franchises has brought him to Asia regularly – but his Mandarin still needs working on.
“A haircut is a haircut”, Jeremy Renner says with a shrug. Arriving fresh from the set of Avengers 4, the two-time Oscar-nominated American actor is sporting a bold mohawk that suggests a new look for Hawkeye, the world-class archer he portrays in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside superheroes Iron Man and Captain America.
“Sometimes I get a choice in the matter, and sometimes …” he shrugs again, gesturing towards his closely shaved temples. Renner, 46, was chatting with the Post in an interview in Macau, where he served as a talent ambassador for the second International Film Festival and Awards Macao.
As we speak, the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has just hit the internet. The film brings together the likes of Thor, Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time, but Hawkeye is nowhere to be seen. While we know Renner does feature in the film, his absence from the two-minute promo has ignited speculation that his character’s days may be numbered.
“I don’t pay attention to that sort of stuff,” he says dismissively. “I was just excited that we got a trailer together and it’s coming out – that is a pretty killer trailer.”