Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. How did you feel about moving into this team that had been
partially created already? How quickly did you feel at ease?
A. Actually, I was a part of the first one. I did a little extra
work, peaking my head around the set, hoping that one day I might
get that call to be a part of the second one. But being a part
of the sequel was a no-brainer for me; I was just, like, 'let's
do it'. When I got the call I was just honoured that they even
had me in mind, because I only did one other movie, so I was,
like, why are you calling old little old bitty me? But now that
they called me, I'm gonna show up, and work every day as hard
as I can to make em proud, because they had given me an opportunity.
I guess that was my focus.
Paul was also my biggest focus on the set. He already had a relationship
with everyone else he did the movie with, and he wasn't willing
to turn his back on the fans that made the first one as successful
as it was. So, in a sense, Paul was on an island of his own and,
for me, I wanted to create a comfort zone for him, so that we
could all do our thing and make it seem natural. And it worked
Q. What are you driving at the moment?
A. Well, since this is my first big movie, I drive a VW Beetle,
but I'm going to change it, and really soon. I got some 8s on
Q. Did you do your own stunts on the movie and,
if so, is there anything you wanted to do that John wouldn't let
A. Yeah, we pissed a lot of stunt drivers off, cos John Singleton
pretty much had in mind for us to do as much driving as possible.
But I wasn't willing to lose a leg for Universal.
But we stretched it to its maximum potential before the other
guys came in. I think the biggest challenge was to find somebody
with a head the size of mine [laughs]. So they had a pretty strenuous
stunt driver audition.