Tuesday 19 September 2017

Statham's Expendables keepsake

Jason Statham will be reunited with his castmates in The Expendables 2
Jason Statham will be reunited with his castmates in The Expendables 2

Jason Statham was so starstruck by his Expendables castmates that he kept the call sheet as a keepsake.

The hardman actor admitted he couldn't believe it when he was cast alongside stars like Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren in the 2010 mega-action movie.

He said: "They have the call sheet which tells you what time to turn up and it has all the cast names on it. I kept it because it was such a novelty."

The 44-year-old - who will be reuniting with the cast for the movie's sequel - went on: "It was quite a privilege to be part of something so great. I'm over the moon to be part of it and everyone's really friendly, it's like a football team getting together."

Next up for Jason is action film Safe, which sees him play a second-rate cage fighter who is forced to become homeless, destitute and isolated when the Russian Mafia make an example of him and kill his wife.

The star revealed he did most of the stunts himself.

"Years ago, in the first ever action movie I did, I ended up doing all the fight sequences and all the stunts and from that day forward it was like, 'Well I've done it now, if I stop doing it then I'm going to end up with a few disappointed people'," he said.

"There's a certain sort of reward you get from doing it anyway. You learn a new skill, you're working with good people and we're all doing something creative, so it's a lot of fun."

:: Safe is released in cinemas on Friday, May 4.

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