My very first impression, I looked him up, I Googled it, and I said. ‘This guy, he looks kind of silly.’ And then my second thing was there, ‘Well, I don’t want to do this. If I do this nobody is going to see my face!’
Then I started to read a little bit more about the character, and then I saw that in the comic books sometimes he did spend a lot of time with the helmet off. But the thing that really sold me was more was my interaction with the fans, and looking at how much the fans love this character, and they really, really gravitated towards him. For someone to be a villain and to have so much love from the fans of Aquaman, I knew that this was something that could potentially be really special.