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Being funny was tough for Dolph

Published 20/08/2010 | 12:33

Dolph Lundgren did his own stunts in the film
Dolph Lundgren did his own stunts in the film

Dolph Lundgren has admitted he found it tough unveiling his comic talent.

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The Universal Soldier star appears in The Expendables alongside Sylvester Stallone and Jet Li as sniper veteran Gunnar Jensen, who struggles with his own demons.

"Stallone let me have a lot of fun with it, and not be so stoic or serious all the time - but it was hard because I'm not known for my great comedies," he said.

"If you're a big guy, you have to be comedic and easy-going, otherwise you're just too threatening. But it was difficult and Stallone was yelling at me and pushing me. I don't mind killing people or crying, but at four in the morning, when I'm burned out emotionally, don't ask me to be funny."

However, the action bit was easy for the 52-year-old, who chose to do his own stunts.

"I did pretty much everything. I'm trying to hang in there for a few more years," Dolph admitted.

"I still spar and do martial arts. I'm kinda used to getting hit for real, so movie stunts are not that difficult for me. I fight with guys half my age, so they have to take it easy on me, but I get the chance to have a good workout."

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