'The Spirit' Stars Eva Mendes & Gabriel Macht Talk Comics And... Ayn Rand?

We're getting closer and closer to the wide release of "The Spirit," and we here at Splash Page couldn't be more excited to see Will Eisner's classic comic hero come alive with a healthy dose of Frank Miller grit. So, when MTV sat down with stars Eva Mendes and Gabriel Macht, we could barely contain ourselves from talkin' comics with the stars -- from "The Spirit" to "Watchmen," and even "Ghost Rider" manages to come up in conversation.

Check out what the two had to say in the following video:

So, what do you think of Macht and Mendes' comments? Do you think reading the comics are important when taking on a role, or do they have the right idea? Talk it up in the comments.