Friday 22 September 2017

No height worries for Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman isn't worried about his height
Jason Schwartzman isn't worried about his height

Jason Schwartzman has said he has no insecurities about his height.

The 31-year-old - who plays supervillain Gideon Graves in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World - stands at 5ft 6in but insisted his height has never been a short-coming.

"I never cared about my height - all the actors I ever met were small," he told The Times. "It's not really about being 6ft tall. It's about bringing joy."

Jason worked out for eight weeks to transform himself into a muscled action man for the film, which also stars Michael Cera, as all the fights were done live on camera.

"It was really exciting because trainers are so expensive and I could get into shape for free," he joked.

He admitted being an action star was hard work.

"I'm easily distracted so I had to stay focused so I didn't make the wrong move or take someone's legs off - we had plastic swords, but they were very hard," he recalled.

"It takes a real connection between two people to sword-fight, it's like dancing, and your mind can't slip for a second. We were also wearing circus harnesses so we could fly 30ft off the ground. I had some very odd bruises on my inner thighs."

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