It was night shoots for three months in New Orleans

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canadian goose jacket LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) After a 15 year hiatus from big Hollywood movies, Dolph Lundgren, the man who played Drago in IV and He Man in of the Universe, returns to the spotlight as one of Expendables, the new box canada goose uk shop office champ in North America.

canada goose clearance sale Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren arrives for the German premiere of his new movie «The Expendables» in Berlin, August 6, 2010. Canada Goose Outlet REUTERS/Thomas Peter

canada goose coats on sale Lundgren, 52, has a master degree in chemical engineering and speaks seven languages, but is still trying to shake his image especially canada goose coats on sale in his home country as a dumb, blond Swede.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR MOVIE BEING NO. 1 AT THE BOX OFFICE?

Dolph Lundgren: It feels a bit unreal. It interesting how it happened. I haven been on the big screen in 15 years, so to me, it a big deal. It was fun to do it with Sly.

canada goose black friday sale DID YOU GO TO ANY THEATERS THIS WEEKEND TO SEE HOW IT PLAYING?

Lundgren: No. I heard from a friend of mine who went to one of the Hollywood theaters that it played well and the audience seemed to respond to my character, crazy Gunner. That always fun.

WHAT NEXT FOR YOU? Lundgren: I writing a fitness book for a Swedish publisher that will probably come out here canada goose factory sale as well. It about how I train and my life in sports. for some photography for that. Then I writing a couple of scripts. There one I trying to finish up called Trade it about human trafficking. Hopefully, I try canada goose coats to get a more famous actor as the lead, and I direct canadian goose jacket it and play the co lead. Hopefully, I can get a bigger budget.

Canada Goose sale DO YOU THINK THAT WITH BEING A HIT, WILL IT BE EASIER FOR YOU TO GET A BIGGER BUDGET?

canada goose clearance Lundgren: I cheap Canada Goose hope so. I learned the ropes on these smaller movies, but it tough on a 30 day schedule to make a decent feature. I need a better schedule. Also, I trying to canada goose uk black friday do something in Sweden, about Sweden or set in Sweden. Maybe a period piece.

canada goose store PERIOD? Lundgren: I kind of think I belong in the Canada Goose Parka past onscreen, that canada goose clearance is. I haven done a period piece, and I think it will be fun. I think as a director, what is difficult if you do action movies is to make the transition to buy canada goose jacket cheap dramas. One way buy canada goose jacket to do it, and guys more accomplished than me like (Mel) Gibson and (Kevin) Costner have done, is to do a period piece. Canada Goose Online You have enough guys getting killed, Canada Goose Coats On Sale so it easy enough to get financed, but canada goose you can make it upscale and a drama. They usually about real events.

canada goose coats DO YOU FEEL YOU GET STEREOTYPED AS A DUMB BLOND? Lundgren: Yes. https://www.canadagoosesale.info Big, dumb, blond Swede. That been the stigma I had for 25 years, especially in Sweden. There, they are even more upset that I didn do any Bergman movies and just went to Hollywood and started killing people. But it turned a little bit now because I hosted this Eurovision song contest this year and I had to do a little singing and dancing and people saw me as who I am and realized that maybe I not so stupid after all.

Canada Goose Jackets WHAT YOUR POSITION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM? Lundgren: I live in Spain, but I have a house here. I not quite sure what the issues are. I can afford to get kicked out, so I stick to the rules. If I get more work here, instead of work permits like I get now, I may get a green card.

WOULD YOU CONSIDER RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR IF YOU MOVED BACK HERE?

cheap Canada Goose Lundgren: You have to be a citizen here first. But funny enough, I was asked to run for office in Sweden this year. But I didn want do it. I spoke out about the environment, and the Green Party in Sweden came to me and asked. I didn want to do it, but it was interesting.

buy canada goose jacket cheap WHY NOT DO IT? Lundgren: I figure, if you a celebrity, it not cheap canada goose uk good to work for one party. You can raise more awareness if people don look at you as working for one party only. But it would be fun to get involved in Canada Goose sale public service in some way because I never done that. As you get older, you go from canada goose outlet caring about yourself to caring about your family to caring about your community.

Canada Goose online ARE YOU BETTER AT MATH OR READING? Lundgren: Probably reading now. I haven practiced math in a long time. Math and physics Canada Goose online used to be my strong suit. I like reading history, mostly nonfiction.

DID YOU READ A LOT OF BOOKS ON SET? Lundgren: Not really. The schedule was so crazy. It was night shoots for three months in New Orleans. I may have been finishing up a book called Pole. I can remember.

canada goose MAYBE YOUR TIME WAS SPENT ENGAGING IN CONTESTS OF CHAMPIONS?

Lundgren: (Laughs.) No. My character is an outcast, and I worked with Sly quite a bit but not a lot with the other guys. I had weird hours. I did have canada goose black friday sale a couple of karate guys, and canada goose store we were talking about fighting. I trying to get my 4th dan my 4th degree black belt and we were preparing for that.

Canada Goose Parka SO IT WASN A SCENE ON SET WHERE EVERYONE WAS SHOWING OFF HOW STRONG THEY WERE OR HOW MUCH THEY CAN BENCH PRESS?

Lundgren: It not really canada goose clearance sale my style. There were a lot of big guys around, so you do feel a little bit of a healthy competition to be in shape. I did work out quite a bit for the movie and tried to put on a little more muscle. I usually more lean. People were pretty quiet. We older now.

buy canada goose jacket YOU HAVE TWO GIRLS. ARE YOU TEACHING THEM TO BE KARATE OR WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONS?

Lundgren: I help them with their homework. Canada Goose Jackets I want them to go to school and not be actresses or models. Well, they can be later, but not until they 18. I the boss uk canada goose until they 18. I feel it really important to canada goose uk outlet get an education. What important in life are good manners and education. That helped me in my life, so I want uk canada goose outlet to give that to them too. That why I keep them away from Hollywood a little bit.

canada goose deals SO DO YOU NEED A WOMAN TO BE YOUR INTELLECTUAL EQUAL? Lundgren: Not necessarily. I think it more emotional. You want someone to support you and make you relaxed. That the primary thinking. Intellectually equal? No. Maybe it better if they not.

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