Jackie Chan was misquoted! He’s not Retiring, There Will Be More Action to Come!!
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? JACKIE CHAN MISQUOTED??
During the Cannes Film Festival Jackie Chan was interviewed while promoting his newest film, Chinese Zodiac. Chinese Zodiac marks Chan’s 100th movie. 100!! That is Samuel Jackson status, except the only action that Samuel has seen is when he was swept off his feet by Eddie Murphy in coming to America!!
Since 1960, Jackie Chan has been putting mind and body to the test for our entertainment. He explained in an interview, not only was he tired physically but also wanted the world to know that he’s not a one trick pony. He can actually act. There are many levels to Jackie Chan, he explains,
“This is my last action film, I tell you, I’m not young any more. I’m really, really tired and the world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma – I like action but I don’t like violence. For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image.”
“I want the audience to know I’m not only a comedian. I can act. Day by day, year by year, I’m going to show you the real Jackie Chan.”
THE WEB WENT CRAZY! JACKIE CHAN IS RETIRING…….NOT!
When Chan woke up the next morning he couldn’t believe that he retired. He wished someone would have told him! He jumped on facebook to set the record straight,
“Yesterday in my press conference in Cannes for Chinese 12 Zodiac I said that this movie was my last big action movie. Today I was shocked when I woke up to read all the news coverage that I was retiring from doing Action movies. I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working.
I will continue to do international action movies.
And I will keep improving my English 🙂
I love all of you!
Phew! If Chan does do any real acting it will most likely not be in English, and quite honestly, I don’t want to see Jackie Chan doing drama, honestly I’m not sure who does. However at age 58, it might be something that we should get used to. I don’t know too many 60 year olds flying through the air without breaking a hip!!
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