Renner: Lowlife a pleasant rest

Jeremy Renner said working on new film Lowlife was a welcome break from his action roles.

The Avengers Assemble actor stars as a magician in the romantic drama, which sees Marion Cotillard play an immigrant tricked into a life of burlesque.

"It was nice to get back into going into work and not having to stretch, just go to work and and worry about human behaviour," he said.

Jeremy plays a bounty hunter action hero in new film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

"This was very physical and a lot of fun and I didn't have to worry about too much else other than that," he explained at the movie's Los Angeles premiere.

"I thought it was clever and original, taking something that isn't original, a very popular fable and putting a new twist on it, what they're doing as adults. I thought that was very clever and I couldn't wait to go do it."