- Mark Ruffalo will star in a new HBO mini-series.
- With the title I Know This Much Is True the series follows identical twins Thomas and Domenick.
- Ruffalo plays both twins, but needed to gain weight to play Thomas.
Mark Ruffalo has spent much of the past decade playing The Hulk in the MCU, but his latest role in I Know This Much Is True required a total role of new skills. The HBO mini-series shows Ruffalo as identical twins Thomas and Dominick, but the two brothers live a different life, and Thomas is schizophrenic and taller than his brother.
To play Thomas, Ruffalo had to gain 30 pounds, but he didn't. I don't want to be satisfied with a thick suit or a prosthesis. During a recent appearance on the TV Critics Association's Winter Press Tour, Ruffalo outlined his weight gain process for the series: "We didn't want me to run like that and put on a wig and do the same scene on the same day." So we took six weeks off to really separate these two guys. And Thomas takes medication, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. Many people increased. "
The actor continued:" The weight gain for Thomas was I didn't expect. I thought I was going to have a fun time with it, but if you force-feed, some of the romance of food leaves. "
I know that so much is true will be premiered on HBO on May 1