Eric Bana discusses the price of fame after breaking into Hollywood with role in The Hulk: ‘I’m worried about getting hassled’

Eric Bana has revealed the how brutal the price of Hollywood fame can be.

The Australian actor, 55, made the comments to the Daily Telegraph on Friday ahead of the release of his new film Force of Nature: The Dry 2.

While promoting the upcoming film, the movie star was asked about the secret to his success after he shot to fame in 2003’s Hulk. 

The Chopper star said that it was mostly hard work, luck, and collaborating with talented people, but that he had to be careful as his fame grew.

‘You are only a couple of bad performances away from no one talking about you again,’ Bana said.

Eric Bana has revealed the how brutal the price of Hollywood fame can be. The Australian actor, 55, made the comments to the Daily Telegraph on Friday ahead of his new film Force of Nature: The Dry 2. Pictured with wife Rebecca Gleeson

The former comedian turned actor said he keeps himself grounded by visiting remote pubs in Australia. 

‘They have no interest in talking to you about work or you being you,’ he explained of Aussie locals in small towns. 

‘It’s just about “where did you come from? What road did you use? Where you going?” They want to tell you what track you should ride. It just gets rid of all that.’

Bana’s new film Force of Nature is another murder mystery and like its predecessor The Dry, is based on a bestselling novel from Australian author Jane Harper.  

Eric will reprise the role of Aaron Falk, the dogged detective fans know from 2020’s The Dry.

The movie star was asked about the secret to his success after he shot to fame in 2003's Hulk (pictured). Bana said he keeps himself grounded by visiting remote pubs in Australia

The movie star was asked about the secret to his success after he shot to fame in 2003’s Hulk (pictured). Bana said he keeps himself grounded by visiting remote pubs in Australia

This time, the sleuth heads into high country to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a corporate whistleblower played by Anna Torv who goes missing on a corporate hiking trip.

Amongst the prime suspects in the case are Lucy Ansell (Utopia), Homeland’s Robin McLeavy, Sisi Stringer from Mortal Kombat and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole star, Deborra-Lee Furness. 

Force of Nature was filmed in locations in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, the Otways and the Dandenong Ranges and is produced by Sydney company Made Up Stories with Connolly’s Arenamedia and Bana’s Pick Up Truck Pictures.

The production makes another collaboration between Eric and his friend and colleague, producer-director Robert Connolly.

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 will be released in cinemas across Australia on Thursday, February 8.

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 will be released in cinemas across Australia on February 8

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 will be released in cinemas across Australia on February 8 

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