Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Jason Statham for Prestige Hong Kong November 2013
On 'Fast & Furious 7': "It’s a big, big production and obviously there’s a lot of stuff going on. There are humongous stunts. There are great things happening. But the good thing is that we have a terrific director, James Wan. He’s so enthusiastic, so excited to be making a big action film. And we’ve got Tony Jaa – who I’m a huge fan of – he’s a very gifted martial artist and action-movie hero – and Djimon Hounsou. There are some really good people. It’s everything you can expect from this franchise. They’re always pushing the boundaries and they want to do something better each time."
On his own cars: "I’ve had many different cars. At the moment I’m driving an Audi S8. You know, comfort and speed. It’s difficult to have something that rocks around at 200 miles an hour because basically living in LA you can’t do that. If you want to go fast, you have to save it for the track, because otherwise you get into all kinds of mischief."
On his favorite movies that he did: "I had a great experience with Guy Ritchie with Lock, Stock and Snatch. They were an integral part of me getting started as an actor. Obviously me working with Luc Besson and Corey Yuen on the Transporter series was a real turning point for me getting into a starring position. Roger Donaldson on The Bank Job. And Redemption with Steven Knight. They were all great. But I had a bit of fun doing the Crank movies too. It was balls-to-the-wall mayhem for five weeks in LA. Obviously there’s an audience for that type of lunacy."