In Hollywood we tend to see actors and actresses take on similar roles again and again. Once somebody shows a particular aptitude for a certain type of character, they get offered that again. If an actor has a successful action movie, get ready to see them in a slew of action roles playing similar characters. For Jason Statham, that means not only being an action hero (or villain) but also playing characters who are quite intense. You see it often enough that it's easy to believe that the reason he's so good at those roles is because that's who the actor is in real life, but that's apparently not the case, which was just as much of a surprise to his wife, actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Speaking with Elle, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley explains that, after meeting Jason Statham the first time, the thing she was most taken with was the fact that he was both more humble, and more fun, then she was expecting him to be. The actress explains...
While Jason Statham has certainly had some film roles where he gets to be more "fun" than others, even when he appears in comedies, he's usually the straight man. He certainly has a natural charisma on screen, but it sounds like it's something different than the real man. It makes one want to see this side of the actor on screen. We've certainly seen the man has a sense of humor, but he rarely gets to really revel in that in his roles.
Jason Statham could have acted like the fairly big Hollywood star that he is, or been the more straight faced person that he often portrays on screen, but he's apparently neither of those things. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley says that she thinks part of the reason for that is that Statham didn't become an actor until after several years of leading a much more "normal" life, and thus he has a more grounded perspective on fame, work and the rest of it. Huntington-Whiteley continues...
Being the child of a couple of actors, the son that the two share will certainly grow up very differently than his father, but his mother certainly expects dad to pass on those traits that she finds important about him.
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