The actor discusses what it was like playing the role
It is probably a rather difficult undertaking for any actor who has to replace another in a role in any major motion picture. Such is the case with Don Cheadle who replaced actor Terrence Howard in the upcoming 'Iron Man' 2. This past Thursday Cheadle caught up with Moviefone to discuss what it was like for him to work on the project, which he likened to being a lot like "playing with toys."
It is only likely that many people may compare Cheadle's interpretation of the 'James Rhodes' character to the last guy that played role, Terrence Howard; and when asked about how he felt taking over the role from his friend, he said he felt like he just needed to make the role his own.
"I think the character that I play, my CGI character worked as much as I worked...The stuntman worked as much as I worked. It's a huge undertaking. It was great. It was a really different experience than I have worked on before. Robert [Downey Jr.] is a great guy to work with. Jon Favreau, everybody is quality. It's a lot of fun, the series."
Are you looking forward to seeing Don Cheadle take over as James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the upcoming 'Iron Man' 2 movie? Do you think he was the right choice for the role? Are you excited about seeing 'War Machine'?
"The sort of ancillary buzz around it was kind of weird, kind of strange. Terrence is a friend of mine. But the actual playing it, I just felt like it was my role. I wasn't made to feel like I had to sort of take care of what was done before. I really feel like I could make it my own."