Kellan Lutz found working with the cast of The Expendables 3 “bad-ass”.
The 28-year-old actor joins the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in the upcoming third installment of the action franchise.
When first encountering Sylvester during filming, Kellan admits he struggled to keep a cool head as he was in such awe of his idol.
“I’m just excited, and I think it’s bad-ass. I don’t really get star struck. I just get so excited because these are guys I’ve always wanted to work with. I would pretend I was Rambo or Rocky. But for them, it’s always so awkward. You’re an actor with them, and you want a picture with them, but you don’t want to come off like you want a picture with them,” he laughed to Collider.
“But I still asked, and they would take pictures with me. I want to remember those moments. And they give you a lot of good advice. Sly would be like, ‘Don’t break eye contact. Keep it here. Don’t be discouraged or deflated.’ He’d also let us rip, quite a bit. He’d let us improv, and just follow along. He’d say something and we’d be like, ‘What?!’ It was an experience.”
Kellan’s breakthrough role was vampire Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films. Having now worked with his idols and some of the biggest names in the industry the handsome star can’t believe his luck.
“It was another dream come true. They were my heroes, growing up. You have Arnold, Sly, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren. We’re all in one helicopter, yelling for Sly to come at us. I was just like, ‘When will I ever have this opportunity again?!’ It really was a dream,” he smiled.
When asked about how the third Expendables film compares to the previous two, Kellan was quick to share his high opinion.
“I think it will be the best one. The script has so much depth and story to it. It’s a solid script, and then you add all these new faces to it. I can’t wait!” he gushed.
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