During a recent interview with ETonline, Russell Crowe opened up about Noah, director Darren Aronofsky's sweeping retelling of the biblical flood, and hinted at a very unexpected characterization.
"The funny thing with people, they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure because he looked after the animals: 'Awww, Noah. Noah and the animals.' It's like, are you kidding me?" Crowe said with a laugh. "This is the dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish."
"He's not benevolent. He's not even nice," Crowe continues, "At one point in the story his son says, 'I thought you were chosen because you were good?' And he goes, 'I was chosen because I can get the job done, mate.'"
Now you can get your first look at said son, played by Logan Lerman, and Emma Watson as Ila (via)
Noah opens March 28, 2014.