Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2013

Bruce Willis talks ‘Good Day to Die Hard’ says ‘People root for’ John McClane

Bruce Willis is back for the fifth “Die Hard” this Friday and the action star is promoting the film and talking about the appeal of the character John McClane.

good-day-to-die-hard photo Bruce Willis Jai Courtney“I think that over the past 25 years, there has been a certain amount of goodwill that has been visited on these films that the character and the characters engender,” he told Collider.

“People root for him. People want to see him because they know someone like him. They know somebody that thinks he’s too smart or thinks he has everything figured out, when in truth he doesn’t really have anything figured out.

“And then now, we have his son who thinks he knows everything and that he has everything figured out. But no-one here and no-one on earth really has everything figured out, and it’s fun to watch people try to figure it out and try to get out of each other’s way.”

Willis plays father to Jai Courtney in the film, talks about loving the role of Dad.

“It’s my favorite job.  My favorite job is being a father.  I have four girls now.  They’re a captive audience.  They can’t really run away from you even if they don’t like your jokes.  I just enjoy it.  I love making my kids laugh and I still do.  I still do the dumbest things in the world to make them laugh.  I do that with my youngest daughter now.  I try to make her laugh.  One is a job.  It’s a film concept.  The other one is real life and you want to try to get them ready to get out in the world and grow up to be women that have good morals and good intentions and are nice people and are kind.  I never knew until they got older that I was having any impact on them really.”

Check out the entire interview here

The film stars Willis, Jai Courtney, Yuliya Snigir, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sebastian Koch, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Anne Vyalitsyna.

A Good Day to Die Hard” opens February 14, 2013.


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