Jason Statham - Jason Statham: 'I'll Never Be A Great Actor'

Don't expect Jason Statham to play anything other than action men on the big screen - he insists he isn't suitable for any other role.
The former diver and street jewellery hustler is about to be seen in new high-energy movie Safe, in which his character is embroiled in a deathly battle between the Triads, Russian mobsters and crooked New York cops.
And following roles in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and The Transporter films, Statham insists he is unlikely to stray from his hardman roles - and take on a romance, court thriller or period drama anytime soon.
He tells the Bbc, "I don't want to upset the apple cart. I don't want to try something for the sake of doing something different.
"Doing something different is for great character actors. I don't see myself as a great character actor that will play a lawyer and then something bizarrely different. That's not what my strength is."
And the actor admits he is happy developing his career within one genre of film.
He adds, "I enjoy what I'm doing. I'm making a career out of something that I'm enjoying."


Contactmusic

Tags: Jason Statham


Editors Recommendations

Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

Meg Ryan could be headed for a career revival with her latest gig – narrating the...

Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one...

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

Cameron Diaz Has Felt "Betrayal" When Cheated On In The Past

Cameron Diaz is considered one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood today...

Cameron Diaz Has Felt

Banksy Breaks Silence to Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

After weeks of shadowy new works, Bristolian street artist Banksy has broken his...

Banksy Breaks Silence to Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

'Lost' Collection of Andy Warhol Paintings Found on Amiga Floppy Disks

Art historians have recovered a 'lost' collection of Andy Warhol paintings on 30-year-old Amiga...

'Lost' Collection of Andy Warhol Paintings Found on Amiga Floppy Disks

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

Avril Lavigne has fought back against the critics who have labelled her music video...

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

Missing 'Orange Is The New Black'? Here's The Season 2 Preview

It’s almost Orange Is The New Black time and Netflix is celebrating by releasing...

Missing 'Orange Is The New Black'? Here's The Season 2 Preview

After Mercury Snub, London Grammar Score Ivor Novello Nomination

Last year, the bookies had London Grammar as the 6/4 massive favourites to win...

After Mercury Snub, London Grammar Score Ivor Novello Nomination

Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?

Congratulations to Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison, who just tied the knot this week!...

Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?


More recommendations

Comments

Jason Statham Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jason Statham

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All