On Saturday, Ed attended a party for “Kill Your Friends” at the Toronto International Film Festival, here are some pictures:
Interview via BBC
British actor Ed Skrein, star of The Transporter Refuelled, has revealed his three new obsessions.
The actor says he’s addicted to three martial arts – Kali, Muay Thai and Krov Maga.
He’s learned the skills for recent film roles, including his part as the villain in X-Men spin-off Deadpool.
“I’m addicted,” he told Newsbeat. “I didn’t have a background in martial arts so I had to work hard to work out that craft.
“I’m very respectful and realise I’m not going to be able to do things meant for 10 or 20 years of training, after just a month or so.
“But since the movies finished filming I’ve continued to train my martial arts.”
Skrein plays Frank Martin in the fourth installment of the Transporter franchise, titled The Transporter Refuelled.
He takes over the character made famous by Jason Statham but doesn’t see it as a reboot.
“I like to keep this romantic, sacred ideal when I’m shooting that it’s not a film, it’s not a franchise,” he said.”I don’t like to watch the monitors. I treat each scene as emotionally honest as I can.”
Next up is Deadpool, the X-Men spin-off featuring Ryan Reynolds, in which Skrein plays the mutant villain Ajax.
The trailer was one of the highlights of Comic Con, with the footage (complete with a swearing anti-hero) getting such a good reaction that it was repeated straight away.
“It was made. We felt like rock stars. We were just so buzzing and it was electric backstage.”
“Everything is made through the eyes of the creator.
“The director Tim Miller is irreverent and Ryan Reynolds (who plays Deadpool himself) is a comedic genius.”
Another upcoming role is alongside Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends.
He was previously the original Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones, appearing in the third series before another actor was brought in for the later seasons.
But what you may not know is he also used to be a musician and rapper but admits those days are behind him.
“It’s a long time since I wrote anything. I can’t even remember how to do it.
“If you’re on set, my trailer is always the loudest. I blare out two step garage, Fela Kuti or Wu-Tang Clan at 5am.
I’m a huge music fan and it’s inside me but I’ve not written anything for four years. It was a beautiful time though.”
Interview From IGN:
Last week, Ed Skein and Ray Stevenson were interviewed for AOL Build Series where they talk about The Transporter Refueled. Their website have 2 clips: http://www.aol.com/build/519047489/ and http://www.aol.com/build/519053432/ where you can watch part of the Interview and below are photos: