Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.27.38There are only a handful of actors working today that have a screen presence as affable as Mark Ruffalo does. Thankfully, that translates into real life too, as we had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented actor to discuss his work on John Carney’s musical drama Begin Again.

Ruffalo discusses what attracted him to this project, and why he likes the unpredictability in the romantic narrative. He also tells us what attracts him to playing these very genuine, troubled characters, and finally, he discusses returning to Hulk in the forthcoming blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Begin Again is released on July 11th.