Eric Bana cuts a casual figure as he picks up a bag of coffee beans in Melbourne – after vowing to stick by his fellow Australians by rejecting Hollywood job offers during Covid
Eric Bana recently admitteed he felt a duty to stick by his fellow Australians by refusing to leave Melbourne until the pandemic is over.
And on Friday, the 53-year-old Hollywood heavyweight attempted to blend into the crowd as he stepped out in his Victorian hometown to pick up a bag of coffee beans.
The Hulk star appeared relaxed, dressed in a brown zip jacket worn over a navy blue T-shirt and jeans.
Here to stay! Eric Bana, 53, cut a casual figure as he picked up a bag of coffee beans in Melbourne on Friday
He took safety precautions against COVID-19 by wearing a face mask.
The sighting came just days after Eric admitted he has turned down offers for roles in Hollywood to ride out the pandemic in Melbourne.
Speaking to the ABC, he said: ‘This might sound weird, but I just kind of…I don’t want to leave. Just in terms of what the city has gone through.’
Spotted: The Hulk star appeared relaxed, dressed in a brown zip jacket worn over a navy blue T-shirt and jeans
Casual: He slung a pair of sunglasses over his T-shirt collar and balanced the bag of coffee with one hand
The former Full Frontal star even said that he had turned down job offers overseas to stay Down Under.
‘But in terms of having the opportunity to go and do other things, it just doesn’t feel like the right time … It just doesn’t feel right to escape.
‘It sort of feels like we’ve gotten this far, you know, and you feel like you’re part of the tribe and… I just want to be here until it’s all over, and feel that sense of joy that everyone else will feel, at the same time.’
Staying put: Eric recently revealed that he is refusing to leave his hometown of Melbourne until the pandemic is over. Speaking to the ABC, the actor said he feels that it’s his duty to stick by his fellow Australians during these difficult times
Wow: The former Full Frontal star even said that he had turned down job offers overseas to stay Down Under
Eric recently recorded the Audible podcast drama The Orchard in Melbourne.
The podcast promises a ‘visceral and terrifying journey with a riveting and unexpected conclusion’.
Audible has described the series as ‘a supernatural murder mystery that blends a foreboding private school, a haunting conspiracy, and unnerving teenagers’.
Eric will be joined in the series by other well-known Austrian actors and actresses.
Loyal: ‘It just doesn’t feel like the right time … It just doesn’t feel right to escape,’ he explained
Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim and Babe), Gary Sweet (Police Rescue and Bloom) and Olivia Deeble (Home and Away and Secret Society of Second Born Royals) are also involved.
Eric voices police detective and struggling single parent, Adam Durwood, who is assigned to investigate the body of a teenage boy found on the grounds of the exclusive Nevermoor girls school.
At the centre of the mystery is a coven of three beguiling and manipulative teenage girls who seem to know much more than they should and are slowly drawing Adam into a web he can’t see.
When Adam’s daughter, Lily, is secretly befriended by the three girls of Nevermoor things begin to unravel.
Working hard: Eric recently recorded the Audible podcast drama The Orchard in Melbourne. The podcast promises a ‘visceral and terrifying journey with a riveting and unexpected conclusion’