COAST’S MR INCREDIBLE
BACHELORETTE STAR’S SUPERHERO SECRET
GOLD COAST Bachelorette favourite Apollo Jackson has been keeping a hulk-sized secret.
The 24-year-old, who is a clear frontrunner for Sophie Monk’s heart on the reality dating series, appears alongside Chris Hemsworth in Marvel Pictures’ blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok.
The magician, whose real name is Jake Spence, was the body double for The Hulk and was used to create the computer-generated superhero. He also played a gladiator extra in several scenes.
Jackson said he was approached for the dream job as the “big, green guy” Bruce Banner (played by Mark Ruffalo) morphs into after appearing in some indie and student films.
“I am a massive nerd so I was super excited and so stoked to do a Marvel movie,” he said.
“I got the opportunity to do a scene with Chris Hemsworth and he was just a fun, down-to-earth guy, who is so normal and humble. He’s definitely a role model I look up to in the industry.”
Jackson, who will walk the red carpet with the stars at tonight’s Australian premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, said he had landed a main role in futuristic action flick Garrison 7: The Fallen, which co-stars Charmed actor Brian Krause, off the back of the opportunity. “I have loved acting since I was a little kid,” he said.
Jackson received the first of the second single dates on last night’s episode of The Bachelorette and said his feelings for Monk had started to grow.
“I could definitely see myself falling in love with her,” he said.
He said he was happy to be recognised as the show’s “resident gentleman”.
“There were a lot of times growing up that nice guys finish last and I was always taken advantage of and stepped over because I was the nice guy, so it’s nice people are recognising me for my manners.”
Apollo Jackson from The Bachelorette does his best Hulk impression at Nobbys Beach.