James Marsters reflects on Runaways and his relationships with his kids
James Marsters might have landed the role of Victor Stein on Marvel's Runaways because he understands the troubled genius inventor all too well. A fan of science, he's comfortable chatting about physics theories and mathematical philosophies, so when he got the audition for the character, he tried out a little improvisation as Victor addressing the employees at his company, Nemo industrial, which would reveal both his visionary-Elon Musk side, as well as his darker tendencies.
"Okay, guys!" Marsters started. "NASA just called me up this morning, and they need help. The Mars mission is a no-go at this point, and the thing that's holding up the whole thing is poop. They cannot figure out how to get the water out of it. The entire capsule has to be closed loop, and they've figured out how to recycle the oxygen, they've figured out how to recycle the water in everything is, but they can't get it out of feces. So the coffee is free, and I want something on my desk by tomorrow that interests me. It doesn't have to solve the problem, but it has to be interesting. Do not come to me with boiling or heating it up; any caveman can do that. It's got to be something else. Go. And if I don't find something on my desk in the morning, I'm going to fire somebody."( Collapse )