Jeremy Allen White told GQ that he was perplexed by the present path Hollywood has set for its up-and-coming talent. Every time a young actor seems to be becoming popular, Marvel or DC seems to snap him or her up and throw them into a superhero movie universe. Riz Ahmed experienced it, transitioning from an Emmy winner for “The Night Of” to a villain in “Venom.” When they first met, White informed the media outlet, Ahmed asked him, “When are you going to do a Marvel thing?” Owing to his award-winning performance in FX’s “The Bear,” White’s career has been taking off in the last few years. He told GQ that he did have a meeting scheduled for a big Hollywood tentpole, but things didn’t go as planned.
“I had a meeting for a kind of Marvel-y movie, and I had an attitude,” remarked White. “I think I played it all wrong.” “Tell me about why should I do your movie,” White reportedly remarked to the execs, bringing his doubts about the idea to the conference. That didn’t go over well with them. The actor claimed, “They were like, ‘Fuck you,’ And I was like, ‘Right on.'”
Regarding the superhero movie category, White remarked. “I am confused at how the pinnacle of an actor’s career has ended up in that place. They get really good filmmakers to do those movies and obviously, they get really good actors to do those movies…I played it the way I wanted to play it.”
In contrast to high-end superhero films, White stated that he would much rather be an actor in the “$25 million drama that I think most actors want to make.” The sports drama “The Iron Claw,” directed by Sean Durkin, the director of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “The Nest,” is his next project for A24. It centers on the Von Erich family wrestling dynasty. Kerry Von Erich, whose professional career was ruined by a motorbike accident, is portrayed by White. He claimed to have put on 40 pounds of muscle to become a real-life wrestler in an interview with GQ magazine last year.