Jason Statham covers Men’s Fitness: would you hit it or not so much?

Jason Statham

Jason Statham covers the February issue of Men’s Fitness to promote Parker, which co-stars Jennifer Lopez and is pretty much a lost cause because it’s the only Statham movie that is not-quite Stathamy, and that’s a bloody shame. One could also blame Jennifer Lopez, of course, for the promise that she once showed in her early acting career (U Turn, Out of Sight) has sadly been missing since the days of Gigli and her default romcom fallback status. To be perfectly truthful, she didn’t ruin Parker (which needed no help in ruining itself), but her presence certainly didn’t help matters.

Nevertheless, the mighty Statham will probably regain his tough guy mojo in short order, but for now, he’s giving some lip service to his career idols in this interview. He also apparently enjoyed working alongside JLo too and says she’s not a diva at all like her reputation would suggest. Is he merely being diplomatic, or has Jennifer changed since the days of Marc Anthony (and before as well)?

Jason Statham

His influences: “There’s Bruce Lee and then, of course, there’s Sly.”

His onscreen heroes: “Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood. It’s funny, most of my onscreen heroes are sort of the ones of yesteryear. I just thought they had a bit of a laid-back coolness to them.”

On working with Jennifer Lopez: “In Hollywood, people get reputations, just rumors that are passed down. She couldn’t have been nicer, more pleasant person to work with. She was just fantastic. She was just like a bubbly young girl. That’s what I remember about her – just a beam of light. I loved working with her.”

On his future: “I never look too far forward. Will I be here the next 10 years, 20 years – 2 years? It’s a day-at-a-time thing for me.”

[From Men's Fitness]

Hmm. Maybe the rumors are true that Jennifer really was trying to get in Statham’s pants while they shot the movie. That’s really the only explanation I have for this little oddity. Jennifer may very well be “a beam of light” when she’s feeling the warmies for some dude.

Sadly, this photoshoot (other than the cover) just isn’t doing it for me, but I’d still gladly do the Statham. Much like the Cumberbatch, he’s better in motion and when you can hear his voice. The main difference between the voices is that Cumberbatch is a posh darling, and Statham rides with a fetching Cockney accent. Both of them share the same level of intensity though.

Jason Statham

Photos courtesy of Men’s Fitness


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  1. GoodCapon says:

    Not at all. He’s not really my type.

  2. Skipper says:

    I believe you have asked this question before. The answer is always yes!

  3. bea says:

    I’m shocked ppl find him attractive. Without the muscles, he’d just be some peanut-headed dude. Plus, he exudes short-guy syndrome. I was surprised to see him smiling in the last photo, but it doesn’t help. He should be thanking the SBJ every day for getting to be with Rosie Whatleywhatever!!!

  4. crab says:

    I thought he was Bruce Willis at first!

  5. Mandy says:

    I will love the Statham ALWAYS and FOREVER!!

  6. MonicaQ says:

    I’m indifferent though I love how he never tries to be more than he is in movies. “I will blow this up, I will bone this hot chick, I will get into a car chase and you will love every single minute of it.”

  7. MadMadgeThePartyVadge says:

    Yeah, I’d hit it. He’s a tight little package, and looks like he could throw a girl around quite a bit, which is always fun.

  8. Lauli says:

    I’ve never seen him in anything. Can you advice me on something worth watching he’s in?

  9. Junebuggy says:

    Ok, how much did JLo’s people pay him to call her young?

  10. mrsezc says:

    I’d hit it .. and then I’d hit it again and again and again .. love him and his accent :)

  11. yolo says:

    …he makes my pants shoot right off…

  12. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Meh, saw this guy in real life once and he looked so utterly I impressive and ordinary, he’s not bad to look at, there’s just something very boring and cliche about him.

  13. Elusive says:

    Every day, and twice on Sunday.

  14. hazeldazel says:

    Like a Jackhammer, baby! w00t!

    p.s. was totally bummed that JLo was in Parker cuz that meant I couldn’t watch that movie. :(

  15. RHONYC says:

    #1. he can get it till 100.

    #2. “she ‘was’ just like a bubbly young girl”.

    ouch. 8O

  16. Sparkly says:

    I used to be so hot for him. I thought he had a lot of talent, but I guess I feel like he sold out. Not nearly so attractive anymore.