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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.
Continue reading New interview and photoshoot of Jason Statham featured in “Esquire” Latinoamérica – May 2017
Flicks.co.nz visited the set of “MEG” at Auckland Film Studios in New Zealand in December 2016 and got to interview our favorite Brit and director Jon Turteltaub.
When asked if he’d [Jon Turteltaub] consulted with others about the technical aspects of shooting so much of a film on the water, the director answered in the affirmative. “I did. First of all, Jason’s done a ton and was very helpful in telling me how badly it was going to go: “It’s so hard. It’s horrible. It’s water. It’s a mess.” And he’s right. It’s tough. But I’ve talked with a lot of people, not just about shooting out in the water, but shooting in a tank, and what to do to make that look good, based on all the people who called and said, “Here’s what to do to make it look bad” So we’ve improved on it a lot”.
Continue reading Jason Statham: One of the first fascinations I had with the underwater world was watching “The Big Blue”
Skylife chatted with our favorite Brit about “Mechanic: Resurrection,” his strong work ethic, staying fit and healthy, and his interest in becoming the next James Bond. Such a great interview that highlights why we admire Jason.
You’re an assassin in the movie but the audience loves your character. What do you think makes Arthur Bishop so likeable?
It’s true. I’m a dutiful assassin in the movie but that’s in the DNA of action movies. The good and the bad confront one another, or the good may have to do bad things but become the heroes anyways. The latest movie of the series shows different sides of Arthur. I think the audience will love him even more.
You’ve always been praised for your professional ethics.
Yes, and I’m not going to be humble about that. I started acting at a very late age, I was in my 30s. My father was a mine worker. So this code for professional ethics is something I inherited from my family. It’s very important for me to arrive early on set and leave late, examine the script, and stick to my diet and exercise schedule.
What do you pay attention to in your diet and exercise regime?
I diligently stick to my diet. It’s rich in protein and lacks sugar and any kind of chemicals. I have a varied exercise schedule. I control my body and I’m doing the best I can do to keep it at the ultimate level.
You’ve openly expressed your desire to be the new James Bond.
Yes, I’m British and was a fan of James Bond movies while I was growing up. I always loved the cars, the setting, and the guns in James Bond movies since I was a kid. If they make me the next Bond they won’t have to pay for a double (laughs). So it’ll cost them less money!
A new interview with our favorite Brit about the sequel is featured in Us Weekly (Issue 1111) – May 30, 2016.
Q: What made you want to come back to play Arthur?
It’s nice to revisit a familiar character and put him in a unique world, especially Arthur. He is a complicated man – with a moral compass.
Q: How did ou handle such intense stunt work?
We choreographed each sequence to have its own personality. The action really complements the story line.
Q: You filmed in so many exotic locales: Bulgaria, Brazil… Which was your favorite?
Of all the amazing locations, I’d say Thailand. It gave us such a beautiful backdrop.
Q: How do you rate Jessica Alba as your love interest?
She’s the perfect protagonist to drag Arthur Bishop back into his old line of work.
Tom Pitney from TheVine.com.au had a chance to talk with Jason Statham about his role in “Spy” and here is an excerpt from the interview:
What was it that convinced you to take on a comedic role?
It wasn’t a calculated decision. I caught up with Paul Feig, meeting him and I love his movies. So I was intrigued to know what he was up to. He told me he was a big action movie fan and said he’d seen pretty much every movie I’ve done.
Which I found again, like really?! I had to scratch my head. He named Crank and he named all of my films. He said I really want to put you in the next movie I’m going to do. He’s so charming and he’s so talented that you could never say no to the man.
“Spy” will be out on DVD/Blu-ray in Australia on September 30, 2015.