He did it again! The news keeps a-flowing. Richard Armitage is featured in a short interview about his character Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger.
I have taken the liberty of uploading the video onto YouTube so it could be closed-captioned. Also, a transcript appears below.
First, a screencap. You can find lots more screencaps at RichardArmitageNet.Com.
Here’s the video:
And here’s your transcript:
Richard Armitage: I play a character called Heinz Kruger who works for HYDRA. He’s an operative and he’s sent in to sabotage the experiment which Dr. Erskine is doing on this boy. I don’t think he knows a great deal about it, but he knows that he has to get the serum and eliminate any possibility that that serum will ever be created again on American soil. He’s managed to infiltrate the State Department as an American called Fred Clemson. And he’s in the observation lab as the experiment is taking place.
It’s great to play a bad guy. But I really tried not to see him as a bad guy. I wanted him to be human and I wanted him to be the kind of spy who had a moral conscience. So he’s not just a tool, he’s actually…he really believes he’s fighting for the Fatherland. I think it’s very easy to say that most people that operated in this period didn’t really know what was going on right at the center. And that’s probably true. But I think everyone has to have a real moral compass and really desire to do the right thing for their own country. And I wanted him to be more like that than somebody who just believed he was bad.
Richard Armitage gives such thoughtful answers in interviews. I also love how he puts a lot of thought into his roles, no matter how large or how small. Such a treasure!