Mark Ruffalo on 'Poor Things'; Jeffrey Wright on 'American Fiction' Ruffalo says he had "a blast" making Poor Things. Maureen Corrigan reviews The Kamogawa Food Detectives. Wright says he searches for "strange humanness" in roles — including in American Fiction.

Fresh Air Weekend: Mark Ruffalo; Jeffrey Wright

Fresh Air Weekend: Mark Ruffalo; Jeffrey Wright

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Actor Mark Ruffalo poses during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2024. Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Mark Ruffalo poses during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2024.

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Mark Ruffalo shed the Hulk suit and had 'a blast' making 'Poor Things': A bawdy, dark comedy set in Victorian times, Poor Things was a departure from Ruffalo's prior work in movies like Zodiac and Spotlight, and his Marvel role as the Incredible Hulk.

You'll savor the off-beat mysteries served up by 'The Kamogawa Food Detectives': Hisashi Kashiwai's charming novel centers on a diner where carefully reconstructed meals help unlock mysteries of memory and regret.

'American Fiction' star Jeffrey Wright searches for 'strange humanness' in roles: Wright is nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a novelist who's frustrated with the publishing industry's expectations of Black authors. His first starring role was in the 1996 film Basquiat.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Mark Ruffalo shed the Hulk suit and had 'a blast' making 'Poor Things'

You'll savor the off-beat mysteries served up by 'The Kamogawa Food Detectives'

'American Fiction' star Jeffrey Wright searches for 'strange humanness' in roles