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Mark Ruffalo blames Thor: Ragnarok live stream gaffe on tricky technology

Mark Ruffalo has explained how he ended up accidentally live streaming part of Thor: Ragnarok.
The actor, who plays the Incredible Hulk in the movie, filmed the introduction to the movie at a preview screening in Los Angeles last month (Oct17) using his Instagram Live app. Before the movie began, Mark placed his phone in his pocket but did not end the video, meaning fans could hear audio from the film for about 10 minutes.
During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night (31Oct17), the star revealed that he was on board when Disney and Marvel bosses first asked him to shoot some clips from the event, but he quickly ran into problems using the technology.
“In my defence, they asked me to do an Instagram Live post. And so, I said I would do that, but I’d never done Instagram Live so I didn’t really know how it worked,” he said.
“I went backstage and I was doing Instagram Live and it was fun and games and I was doing the audience and then they said, ‘Return to your seat we’re going to start the movie.’ So, I pushed the button, which you think is going to stop it, but then there’s another button to stop it. I ended up shoving it in my pocket and sitting down and watching the movie.”
Mark was joined by many of the film’s star-studded cast at the premiere, including Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, and Tom Hiddleston. But it was an event organiser who alerted him to the fact that he was leaking spoilers.
“My phone was blowing up, people were texting me, I must have got 50 texts in 10 minutes. I didn’t want to be rude and take out my phone and look at the texts. You can’t do that in a movie, you’re an a-hole if you do that. No good deed goes unpunished,” the 49-year-old recalled. “I’m sitting there, enjoying the movie with my family, and a woman came up, poked me on the shoulder and she said, ‘Your phone is on, you’re Instagramming Live this whole show for 10 minutes, turn it off!'”
And while Mark considered himself to be fairly savvy when it comes to technology, he admitted the incident was a “grandpa move”.
“I went to bed a leading man and somehow I woke up a grandpa!” he concluded.

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