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Jason Statham: You have to try to push the studio, push everyone else to allow you to do what you can do

Prestige Hong Kong visited Jason Statham on the set of “Fast and Furious 7” in Atlanta, Georgia in October and got the wonderful opportunity to chat with our favorite Brit about his past, present and future, what car he drives at home, his accident that occurred on the set of “The Expendables 3,” why he never went to drama school and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s a fantastic, informative and very honest interview that we truly enjoyed reading and so will you.

Can you still do your dives off the high board?
I don’t know…but I’d like to think it’s like riding a bike. It would be a few sessions before it would come back to me. But the orientation and that level of awareness are always inside you. I did a lot of tumbling, a lot of gymnastics, so you build that sixth sense, that aerial sort of feeling like a cat always lands on its feet. You kind of know where the ground is. And that doesn’t go away. It gives you a strong upper hand in terms of being confident in having certain skills and doing certain stunts because you have a great sense of balance, a great sense of confidence in that area. All those years of training that I thought would be lost into nothing have sort of come back in a certain way with what I do now when it comes to the stunts and fights.

How do you spend your time off?
I learned to surf recently. I love skiing and I have a lot of friends that also like to ski. It’s a great social thing to go skiing and I really, really enjoy myself with good people. Doing an activity I always find is more fun than just sitting around boozing, which I’ve done a lot of as well. Which is what I tend to do a lot when I go back home [to London] and see all my good old pals.

To read the complete interview, visit Prestige Hong Kong.


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