Kellan Lutz Talks THE EXPENDABLES 3, Working Out with the Cast, Improvising One-Liners, His Desire to Play He-Man, and More

Last year, when The Expendables 3 was filming in Bulgaria, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters.  Usually during a break in filming I’ll do interviews with the cast.  But due to how much was going on that day, interviews were tough to come by.  Thankfully, Lionsgate recently got me on the phone with Kellan Lutz for an exclusive interview.  He talked about how he got involved in the project, working with the the incredible cast, his character’s backstory, improvising one-liners, if it was a competitive set, director Patrick Hughes, his love of He-Man and desire to play the character in Masters of the Universe, and so much more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say. Before going any further, if you’re not familiar with the story, The Expendables 3 has  Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson.  Returning for the sequel are  Jason Statham, Jet Li,  Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and  Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer and Harrison Ford joining the cast along with Glen Powell,  Robert Davi, MMA star Ronda Rousey, and welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz. Here’s the roll call followed by the interview: Question:  What was your experience like, filming this movie with that cast? KELLAN LUTZ:  To me it was just another dream come true.  Doing Hercules, just acting-wise bring forth that character to the big screen was such a dream.  But working with all these legends and my childhood heroes from the films that I would watch, and especially for the genre that ...

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May 30, 2014