As if that sequence wasn’t already spectacular enough, we now get to enjoy more of our favorite Brit in action. He is just incredible and so, so humble. Below you can read what he had to say about it via his official Facebook Page.
Jason Statham: “Here is the UNCUT version of the “Baby Fight” We got to put back some of the guts and to deliver it to you as an uncut sequence. I have to thank JJ Perry, 2nd Unit director and his rock solid stunt team for the laughs and torn tendons makings this piece. Making these things gets harder each time pal, especially when your trying to do something new. Chris Morgan the writer, for the collaboration, endless cool ideas and funny lines. And a massive thanks to all at Universal for letting this see the light of day. Not to forget Carlos, the little man himself!”
A huge thank you goes out to Claudia Murillo and Elena María Cobano Parrilla for translating the interview for us. Enjoy the high-quality scans and happy reading.
Page 14: 206. Statham. The action movie actor par excellence returns to add adrenaline to Fast and Furious 8.
Page 206: The British actor Jason Statham, the living definition of action, takes part in a new take for the most famous shocking street races saga, Fast and Furious. And for Esquire, there was no better way to celebrate the eighth part than with a chat with him.
Page 207: Jason’s suit and T-shirt by John Smedley.
Page 208: JASON STATHAM. We believe that we know what it means to be an action man. The truth is that Jason breaks with every definition of this and no, obviously it´s not the one we see in the dictionary; with him, it´s just what we see on the screen. The actor chats with us about his two big passions, films and the scenes that take him to the maximum level of adrenaline. In this new chapter of the Fast and Furious saga, the actor comes back with his role of Deckard Shaw to show us that neither the bars of steel nor the same The Rock can go against him.
Our favorite Brit made appearances on morning and radio shows in the beginning of April. It is such a joy to watch him give interviews because they are nothing but genuine, honest and always full of his great sense of humor.