Video:The Expendables-Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin and Terry Crewswith Rebecca Murray
Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin and Terry Crews showed up at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con to promote their action film 'The Expendables' written, directed and starring Sylvester Stallone.See Transcript
Transcript:The Expendables-Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin and Terry CrewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.
Dolph Lundgren - The ExpendablesDolph Lundgren: "This film happened, my involvement, because Stallone just called me one day. He said, 'Hey, I'm working on a script, there's a character...do you want to check him out?' And I just looked at it very, very quickly. I read a few pages. One, it was a Stallone script - I hadn't read one of those. He's a great writer. He's won an Academy Award for a screenplay and all of that, so [it's a] very funny, kind of heartfelt script. He wrote a good character for me and I just knew I wanted to be in the picture with him again, so that's how it started for me."
How's playing a good guy this time around?
Dolph Lundgren: "I think I do a pretty good bad guy, but I've done a few of those so it was kind of nice to be a good guy too."
How has Stallone changed over the years?
Dolph Lundgren: "Well, I think as a director he's a little more thoughtful I'd say, a little more mellow maybe. So he kind of talks to the actors a little more about their scenes and their performances. I thought that was kind of nice, at least for me. He really took his time and I think that really helped in the picture, too."
Was there a lot of hard, physical work getting ready for it?
Dolph Lundgren: "Yes, it was. I mean I'm always in pretty good shape. I do a lot of martial arts which is kind of agility and speed. And in this film I knew I had like Terry Crews, Stone Cold next to me and all those guys so I was like, 'I better do some weights,' you know? So I started doing some weights and got a little bigger, now I'm kind of leaned-out a little bit again. But, yeah, I had to match their arms. I didn't quite make it, but almost."
Who's the toughest?
Dolph Lundgren: "I don't know, man. We didn't necessarily have like a punch out. But I'd say Stone Cold would be a bad dude to run into in a dark alley."
Steve Austin - The ExpendablesSteve Austin: "I think if you ask anybody on this here today, if you asked anybody who the toughest guy on set was it would be Randy [Couture]. He's a hall of fame fighter and I've got a lot of respect for the guy."
And how about Terry Crews?
Steve Austin: "He looks mean, but you know Terry started off as a wedge-buster in the NFL so he's a tough man in his own rights. Would I want to mess with him either? No."
What did you do when you had downtime from shooting?
Steve Austin: "When we were in Brazil, every morning when I went down to the gym Sly was there too. He wrote, directed, starred - it was like he was wearing a lot of hats and didn't have a whole lot of time on his hands. But he was always in the gym. I saw Randy in the gym and Terry. But as far as I would go, I would spend a lot of my time hanging out with Eric Roberts who was my boss in the movie just telling dirty jokes and relaxing."
How do you like playing a bad guy?
Steve Austin: "I embrace being a bad guy. I've loved being the bad guy my entire life, and back in my wrestling days it's what I thrived on. So, actually, I have more fun doing that than probably I would have... Well, I can't say that. But I did have fun!"
Terry Crews - The ExpendablesTerry Crews: "You know what? I said, 'I'll do the movie if you let me go sleeveless the whole time.' I was like, 'I must go sleeveless!' Look at that. This is real. It's the gun show - it's going to go off. They were like, 'Military outfits have sleeves,' and I was like, 'No, mine do not.' I've got Army guys like, 'What the hell is he doing sleeveless?!'"
How has your experience been at Comic Con?
Terry Crews: "Oh man, I love the fans so much here. It's like a giant mosh pit. I'm just going to get passed upon [them]. The love, they're going to be feeling on my butt and all that. But I'm just going to float on a sea of love that is Comic Con."
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