Last week I got to spend some time with Spanish actor Alex Gonzalez who makes his big Hollywood debut as Riptide tomorrow when Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class is released in the UK. Riptide is the the tornado-conjuring mutant henchman of chief villain Sebastian Shaw..
In the interview, I got to find out what it was like to work on such a huge summer blockbuster and the challenges he was faced with.
Synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.