Posted by Hayley in Nov 08,2013 with No Comments
SK: Were you nervous about taking this role and being a part of this huge franchise?
Zachary Levi: I was nervous about coming in and… and having any ill will, if there was going to be any ill will from any of the rest of the cast — knowing that Josh had played it in the first film. I was originally going to be Fandral, and then Chuck got in the way, and I wasn’t able to do it. And then Josh was able to play the role and did a fantastic [job]. But not everybody knew that, and so I did not want to feel like the guy who was coming in and like taking somebody else’s job away. But his role on Once Upon a Time conflicted [with the shooting of this film], so it was like… so that happened to me, and that happened to him and came back around.
But that was all I was nervous about. Being a part of the Marvel Universe is nothing to be nervous about. I think you should just celebrate that. Like you get to be a part of this incredible comic-book lineage and family and universe that they have built — which is incredible.
SK: What’s it like to now play such a bada**?
ZL: Bada** is what it feels like. You know, I got to do some really, really fun stuff as Chuck — and kissed a lot of beautiful women. I had some great fight scenes and all that stuff, but I’m already kind of a thin, lankier-limbed, limber guy. And on Chuck, I got to do some kind of “nerdy” Kung Fu. But to get to be a guy who is definitively a bada** is just fun. Like I loved running and jumping over things, and swinging on things, and hanging on things and being dangled off a 10-story balcony and such.
SK: Do you have to do any extra training to get into better shape for this role?
ZL: No. What’s interesting is that I was on like a really strict workout regimen until I got to London. And then I tried on my wardrobe for the first time, and I realized nobody will ever be able to tell whether I’m ripped or not. I thought they would, but I am covered. You don’t see any skin other than my face. I’m even wearing gloves, so you don’t even see my finger. So, the whole point of working out for the purpose of being aesthetic was not necessary. [SOURCE]