Being jacked at 66-years-old "comes at a price," according to Sylvester Stallone.
The veteran action star recently told sources that all of the beatings his and Arnold Schwarzegger's bodies have taken at the gym and on explosive movie sets is sending them to the doctor's office more frequently as they age.
While promoting The Expendables 2, Stallone explained:
"It comes at a price. Arnie must have lifted a million pounds of weights in his life but it comes at a price. There's only so far you can push the machine, then it's a case of taking it to the mechanic to get this part fixed, or that part fixed. These days that happens more and more! But I still love the challenge. I get there (on set) and I go, 'Let me jump off, let me go into the water…'"
He's tough. So tough, in fact, that he's not letting technology make his job any easier and continued to add:
“I don’t know how people do that green-screen work. I’ve done a bit and it drives me crazy. I like the heat of an explosion in my face, a hunk of tin flying past my head 30ft from where it should have gone. It’s hard to get the emotion without it. I’m very proud of this movie because 90 per cent of the stunts are in camera.”
Whatever works! We'll see if his old school approach to making action movies pays off when his newest collaboration with Arnold and friends hits theaters on August 17.
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