Jennifer Connelly has been in many films from Labyrinth (1986) to A Beautiful Mind (2001).
She inspired her role of Betty Ross from Hulk (2003) from her Oscar-winning performance as Alicia Nash and added some more emotional flair.
She was picked by Ang Lee because she had green eyes and that green is associated with the Marvel character.
In her first scene, her saying “I hate them” came directly from Labyrinth (1986).
Jennifer Connelly brought enough emotion and beauty to Betty Ross in Ang Lee’s hidden emerald.