Well we're still in talks so it's not like it's official yet, but… it's about the character for me, it has to be.
There's years of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other.
His sister really is his guidance - emotionally she's the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He's very over-protective physically - he doesn't want anyone touching her.
I take the personality into consideration more than just the fact that he runs really fast.
I may not even look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong. Unless you're a Jim Carrey or Nic Cage and walk in saying 'this is the character', people don't immediately get it.
When people haven't been shown your range like that, then they're a bit more skeptical - they may not want you to push the boundaries in that way. But that's what I'm interested in as an actor.
He has real anger frustration, and I like that. I always thought it'd be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he'd explain it's because he's burning so much energy all the time. Or you'd see him zip back into a scene, because he's already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else.
It's just that he gets so bored - his attention span is so f*cking quick. But those are the things, as I said… you play with the real character, but then you play with the fact his powers can be explored in every dimension - his attention, his frustration.