'Thor: The Dark World' Star Compares Working on Marvel Movie to Having 'Gun in Your Mouth'
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The actor who played Malekith says he "really paid for being a whore."

Nearly everyone agrees that "Thor: The Dark World" was a low point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, critically, but the film's main villain is hating on it for an entirely different reason.

Christopher Eccleston, who played Malekith the Dark Elf in the 2013 film, didn't mince words when speaking to The Guardian about taking roles in the "Thor" sequel, as well as "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," for the money.

"Working on something like 'G.I. Joe' was horrendous," he said. "I just wanted to cut my throat every day. And 'Thor'? Just a gun in your mouth. 'Gone In 60 Seconds' was a good experience. Nic Cage is a gentleman and fantastic actor. But 'G.I. Joe' and 'Thor' were … I really paid for being a whore those times."

This isn't the first time Eccleston has smack talked his part in the MCU, calling the project, "Not my greatest moment," when speaking to Graham Norton in 2017.

"Marvel were dishonest to me," he added at the time. "Because they never, ever let me know that there'd be that amount of make-up. So yeah, that was not my finest moment." According to the actor, he had to spend about six and a half hours in the makeup chair before shooting for the day.

"The first couple of days it was about seven hours, eight hours," he explained. "I think we got it down to six and a half. It's a day's work before [filming anything]."

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