James Spader, who plays the villain Ultron in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron, appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last week. While on the show he very briefly talked about the film saying, "I'm Ultron, eight-foot robot," and that's about it. Most of what he had to say was about his experience at San Diego Comic-Con last July in which he said:
"We finished the season of Blacklist, and two days later I got on a plane and flew to London to shoot the Avengers. And then right after that came back here to New York and flew immediately to Comic-Con. And then flew back from Comic-Con to start shooting the second season of Blacklist. But Comic-Con is the most insane… have any of you ever been to Comic-Con? [Several audience members applaud] Oh, my god, you brave, brave souls. It is crazy. I mean life really can’t get strange enough for me, but I mean it’s the craziest place I have ever been."
The actor goes on to amusingly and accurately describe it as being three days of foreplay for fans:
"But Comic-Con it’s all anticipation. They’re not getting a performance in any way, shape or form. It’s a tease, because it’s all anticipatory. It’s like foreplay for hours and days. It’s three days of foreplay. But what you don’t realize, it’s not like at the end of the three days you get that, it’s going to happen. They’re anticipating an event that’s not going to happen for six months or a year."
He's totally right, and that's why we love it so much! On a side note, Spader is going to awesome in Age of Ultron.