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I act according to the requirements of the character, and if I try to play the role, then I play it truthfully. In my daily life, I’m a laid-back, peaceful guy. I’m just doing my job to act.
I try to update my arsenal constantly. Learning different martial arts since childhood. To understand what’s out there. To really be in tune.
Like any other actor, I draw on life experience.
Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.
Action choreographer is like talking. When you talk, you have a rhythm. When you act, you have a rhythm. When you’re moving your body, you have a rhythm. So as an actor, as a choreographer, the objective is trying to blend everything in – into – ultimately back into that character.
A lot of people don’t realize, when you are acting in a martial arts film, you’re not just performing martial arts. You’re not just performing martial arts. You’re actually acting as much as any other actor.
An action choreographer is kind of like a dance choreographer. You choreograph the moves and you let the director, cinematographer take into positioning their cameras.
It takes years of building that experience as a filmmaker, as well as physically. You have to have a high level understanding of martial arts.