Ed Skrein Talks About His Role In The Transporter Refuelled

Posted: Sep 5 2015, 9:42am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 5 2015, 3:15pm CDT, in News | Latest Movie News

Ed Skrein Talks About his Role in The Transporter Refuelled
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  • Ed Skrein talks about his role in the new Transporter franchise movie

Ed Skrein said for his role in the Transporter that he studied Jason Statham in the previous movies. But he didn’t let Statham’s performance effect or overshadow his.

Ed Skrein is the name being linked to the hit action franchise, Transporter. He worked with famous action British star Jason Statham, the movies have been a hit around the world. Many actors would be scared of filling in the shoes of Statham who made the role a trademark. The 32 year old British actor admits that he has always pictured himself in the role.

Skrein comes from a tough background. He spent his teens in the streets where he got stabbed and spent time in the hospital. After that he decided to pull his act together and enrolled in at school, according to BBC.

He graduated from prestigious Central Saint Martins. He then dedicated more time to coaching swimming and felt an allegiance to the children. He felt that it was distracting him from his work.

He also tried his hand in music and became close friends with Ben Drew. The musician turned actor-director Plan B - that landed him his first lead role, in Drew's 2012 film Ill Manors. Skrein did some Saxon and Norse action flicks and landed a small role in Game of Thrones as well. He accredited his artistic and music careers for a multi-dimensional experience.

The Transporter series then came along his way and he was prepared. In an interview he admitted that he definitely took time to study the role. He studied how Statham had done the role, the key factors that set the role aside. And most importantly what the fans loved.

He said that once he had done the homework, he put the films aside and went according to his own style. He said that he improvised the role as he always does. He said that he didn’t want to draw comparison between his and Statham’s work. He played the role to the best of his abilities.

Ed Skrein would be appearing in no less than three more movies in the future. That also includes his role as the villain in the Marvel’s Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds. Other movies are Tiger House and Sword of Vengeance.

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