Christopher Eccleston Says Working On ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Made Him Feel Like A ‘Whore’

Christopher Eccleston is known for his critically acclaimed performances in TV shows such as “Doctor Who” and “The Leftovers” but he’s also starred in some much-derided Hollywood blockbusters, and it turns out he hates those movies as much as the critics.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, the British actor compared making “Thor: The Dark World” to having a gun in his mouth. Eccleston played the villain Malekith in the first “Thor” sequel, which is generally regarded as one of the worst Marvel movies.

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The “Leftovers” cast member didn’t have kind words to say about “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” either, the 2009 action film he starred in alongside Channing Tatum.

“Working on something like ‘G.I. Joe’ was horrendous,” Eccleston said. “I just wanted to cut my throat every day. And ‘Thor’? Just a gun in your mouth.”

Eccleston did appreciate his experience on “Gone In 60 Seconds,” and complimented his co-star Nicolas Cage, but said that his decision to work on “G.I. Joe” and “Thor” made him a “whore.”

“‘Gone In 60 Seconds’ was a good experience. Nic Cage is a gentleman and fantastic actor. But ‘G.I. Joe’ and ‘Thor’ were…I really paid for being a whore those times.”

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The 54-year-old actor also told The Guardian that his decision to move to America to continue his acting career was a result of being “blacklisted” by the BBC following his departure from “Doctor Who” in 2005.

Eccleston is currently appearing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre production of “Macbeth”.

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