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.
There is no doubt our favorite Brit stole everyone’s spotlight the moment he arrived outside of Radio City Music Hall. He looked his most handsome self and surely made every single person’s encounter with him unforgettable.
After years of admiring the man from afar, I finally had the chance to see him in person. Although everything happened rather quickly because of the big crowd, I felt privileged to watch Jason arrive in a sleek black Mercedes and go straight to the fans. I had been told many times before how kind he always is and how much time he spends with his fans, and now I can say I have seen his humbleness with my own two eyes. While his cast mates arrived in ridiculously huge black Escalades and most of them couldn’t be bothered to attend to the waiting fans outside, Jason was the ONLY one who made it about them and not himself. He went down the long line, signed autographs and took photos never mind the waiting press and photographers inside the venue. In my opinion, you can tell a true star by the way he/she interacts with his/her fans and Jason genuinely is a class act. He made everyone feel equally important and gave back so much love that I have nothing but more admiration for him. Enjoy the few photos I managed to snap of him.
The event took place on March 23, 2017 and was live streamed across the country. It kicked off with a long press conference which offered a lot of sweet and funny moments followed by a red carpet premiere where fans had the chance to get up close with our favorite Brit. Today we finally bring you the whole coverage so sit back and enjoy all the Jason goodness. And yes, there is a lot of it.