Jackie Chan Does Not Plan to Retire
Jackie Chan (成龍) has always loved to challenge himself. Despite turning 60 years old, Jackie does not currently have any plans to retire. Citing Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone’s long-standing careers in Hollywood, Jackie continues to take on new filming projects.
Despite his age, Jackie is not worried about his physical abilities and continues to take perform daring stunts. “When I was filming New Police Story 2013 <警察故事2013>, I already told director Stanley Tong (唐季禮) to start developing Kungfu Yoga <功夫瑜伽>. While filming Dragon Blade <天將雄師>, I told the screenwriter to start developing the next film. The sequel for CZ12 (十二生肖) also has a lot of action stunts, but when filming starts, I will already be 64 or 65 years old. Hollywood’s MGM also wants to start filming a new movie about Shanghai and there’s also Rush hour 4. These are all films I like, so I won’t let them go!”
Collaborating with John Cusack and Adrien Brody in recent box office hit Dragon Blade, Jackie was full of praise toward his costars. He pointed out that Adrien is extremely professional and was instantly engrossed in his character when the cameras started rolling.
In regards to John, Jackie said, “One scene required me to use an arrow to shoot him. Because of the issue with angles, the director asked me to yell loudly and we had to film several times. John was also present. I felt embarrassed. He sensed it and took the initiative to ask me how he could help me. He then went behind the cameraman to play my counterpart to help me get into character. He is really great!”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.