Action today is bitter-sweet: Dolph Lundgren

Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 1:36pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Says the Hollywood action man of Rocky IV fame as he talks about the genre’s evolution on the big screen.

Hollywood actor Dolph Lundgren — best known for his action outings in films like Rocky IV, Showdown in Little Tokyo and The Expendables among several others will soon be seen reprising his role as Andrew Scott in the upcoming Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning.

In an exclusive email interview with After Hrs, the action star talks about his action innings and also about working with Sylvester Stallone again...

What do you most like about doing action movies?
With my martial arts background and passion for health and exercise, it’s always a great day at the office, knowing I’m getting to do what I love.

What’s the most challenging aspect about the kind of action you do on screen?
Staying healthy. It is crucial to know your body and make sure you don’t overdo things.

How do you think has the genre of action evolved over the years?
Nowadays, there’s more Computer-Generated Imagery, so that changes the overall dynamics. It’s bittersweet. It makes for some incredible action scenes, but it also takes away from the true grit of the action itself.

It’s been two decades since the first hit in the Universal series. How do you look back at your journey from then to now?
It’s been an amazing journey. Universal Soldier is a great concept that keeps reinventing itself through different generations.

What are the kind of movies you enjoy watching?
Everything.  I love watching movies with my girls.  Whatever genre, we enjoy spending that quality time together.

What do you think about Bollywood? Would you want to visit India?
Yes, I have.  Sure, India is a beautiful country, as is the Bollywood culture.

What are your future projects?
I am hosting a TV show called Race to the Scene. It’s an exciting, non-scripted action series. I also start filming the TV show, Rescue 3 this year. I have some other projects that will follow that.

Would you want to do a film with your Rocky co-star Sylvester Stallone again?
Always. Sly is such a talented and knowledgeable guy.  It’s always a pleasure working on his projects.

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