‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Actor Reveals What It’s Like to Get Hired by Marvel

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Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor plays Ebony Maw in Avengers: Infinity War. That information came out after a leaked set photo featuring Tom and Avengers star Benedict Cumberbatch was posted on Twitter, leading to the actor’s reveal during an interview with RTE Radio 1’s Second Captains.

During the interview, Vaughan-Lawlor said he was playing Ebony Maw in the upcoming Marvel movie, but hesitated to give any more details.

“I am. But it’s like I’m one of those ones where you go into a sentence to say something about it and hope you have a job at the end of the sentence.

You sign so many documents and waivers and people ask you about it and you have to give the generic and boring “I can’t say too much about it.” But I am doing it and it’s really amazing and an amazing thing to be part of.

This is something new for the Irish actor but, Marvel’s strict privacy policies would not allow him. In fact, Vaughan-Taylor continued to discuss how he had to go through background checks before arriving on set.

“They didn’t know me so when I went over they were meeting me for the first time. They do background checks to make sure you’re not a white supremacist and they’re not hiring someone with weird baggage.”

Marvel Studios is a multi-billion dollar property, and for an actor, it takes more than a great audition to land an acting job with the Disney-owned company.

Avengers: Infinity War is now filming in Atlanta, Georgia. You can check out the latest casting calls here.

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