Fri, 20 August 2010 04:58:37 ET
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'He's great in the role, a great guy,' Neal McDonough gushes about the lead man of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' at the London premiere of 'Going the Distance'.
is a "great" Captain America. Neal McDonough, who plays Dum Dum Dugan in the comic-book adaptation "Captain America: The First Avenger
", says that the 29-year-old star who plays the titular superhero, is perfect for the role.
"He's great in the role, a great guy, he's one of the people I'd love to work with every day," he told BANG Showbiz when speaking at the U.K. premiere of Drew Barrymore
's "Going the Distance
" on Thursday, August 19. "He's going to be someone you're going to be watching for a very long time. He's so dedicated to his craft, he works really hard."
Neal added that he was excited to be part of the Marvel comic adaptation, which tells the tale of the early days of Steve Rogers, who takes part in an underground program for the U.S. military, leading him to become Captain America. He explained, "I'm happy as I could possibly be to be a part of 'Captain America'."
"For an actor it's fantastic - for me as a kid 'Captain America' was one of my favorites - so to be Dum Dum it's just been a blast. I'm having a great old time killing the bad guys."
When asked what is the most heroic or chivalrous thing he has ever done in real life, Neal who was sporting his character's trademark mustache proceeded to kiss his female companion before quipping "worth a climb every time."
"Captain America: The First Avenger" is due to hit cinemas in July 2011.
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