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Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014

Kellan Lutz discusses ‘The Expendables 3’ role, scenes with Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas

While promoting his upcoming film, The Legend of Hercules, Kellan Lutz looked ahead and discussed this summer’s third chapter in the Expendables franchise telling Collider about his role.

Kellen Lutz The Expendables 3 set“I play the leader of the young Expendables.  Sly comes and recruits me, and I recruit our team.  The older guys are just broken and old and busted, so he comes to the younger, more tactical guys to handle the next mission.  So, I got to work with Sly quite a bit.”

A dream come true for certain.

“It was another dream come true.  They were my heroes, growing up.  You have Arnold [Schwarzenegger], Sly [Stallone], Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren.  We’re all in one helicopter, yelling for Sly to come at us.  I was just like, “When will I ever have this opportunity again?!”  It really was a dream.”

Lutz says he has scenes with many of the big names.

“I had scenes with Arnold, Harrison, Mel, Kelsey Grammer and Antonio Banderas.  I had scenes with them all.  It was quite amazing.”

“I’m just excited, and I think it’s bad-ass.  I don’t really get starstruck.  I just get so excited because these are guys I’ve always wanted to work with.  I would pretend I was Rambo or Rocky.  But for them, it’s always so awkward.  You’re an actor with them, and you want a picture with them, but you don’t want to come off like you want a picture with them.  But I still asked, and they would take pictures with me.  I want to remember those moments.  And they give you a lot of good advice.  Sly would be like, “Don’t break eye contact.  Keep it here.  Don’t be discouraged or deflated.”  He’d also let us rip, quite a bit.  He’d let us improv, and just follow along.  He’d say something and we’d be like, “What?!”  It was an experience.”

Check out the full interview HERE

The Legend of Hercules opens in theaters on January 10th.

The cast includes Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Ford, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammer.

The Expendables 3 lands in theaters on August 14, 2014

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