Sunday 19 November 2017

Jackie Chan: I won't tolerate divas

Jackie Chan likes to treat everyone equally on his film sets
Jackie Chan likes to treat everyone equally on his film sets

Jackie Chan has said he will not work with divas on his films.

The Hollywood acting legend - who has written, directed, produced and stars in his new film Chinese Zodiac - revealed he will not tolerate people playing the star card when they work with him, as he insists on treating everybody equally.

Jackie said: "I don't care how good you are. I like people who can act but personality is very important.

"In front of the camera, but behind the camera is also important. I don't like people who are a big actor, acting so good, but behind the scenes, 'What I'm big star? I don't want this, I want big trailer, I want 10 assistants.'

"No! I don't like these kind of people.

"I'm just like everybody - we're the same. I eat at the same table. Everybody together."

The 58-year-old Hong Kong-born actor has said he wants to move more into directing now he is getting older.

In the new film he plays a "good thief", searching for the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese zodiac.

The six bronzes in the action adventure, which also features Laura Weissbecker, originally formed a set of 12, representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment