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!