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Joel Edgerton is a funny fighter

Published 26/09/2011 | 10:47

Joel Edgerton played a joke on one of the fighters in Warrior
Joel Edgerton played a joke on one of the fighters in Warrior

Warrior's Joel Edgerton has revealed he used humour to overcome the professional cage fighters he faced for the film.

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The Australian actor stars alongside Tom Hardy in the mixed martial arts fighting film, which required a very tough training regime and tackling real fighters.

Joel revealed: "I played a joke on one of the real fighters.

"He looked at me all tough and I handed him a little note and he just cracked up and he didn't know what to do because there were so many cameras on him."

Joel explained his gag further: "He had an altercation at Subway where he'd thrown a sandwich at one of the guys and I bought him a Subway voucher and handed it to him in the middle of the scene and he cracked up."

The 37-year-old actor actually has a black belt in karate, but he revealed a cage fighting match can be won or lost with the right stare.

Joel said: "When we face up it's a real game that the fighters play. You get a fighter who's got an ice cold stare, you're so frightened of the guy.

"A lot of the fighters will say you'll know if a fighter's won or lost just by a fighter's eyes - whether they're scared of the other person."

:: Warrior is in cinemas now.

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