Jason Statham covers Details Mag, talks Kim Kardashian & H’wood issues

Jason Statham covers the April issue of Details Mag. All we have right now from the photo shoot is the cover – my apologies. Details hasn’t released anything on their site, so I’m just going with Page Six’s excerpts of the cover interview. I have to admit – I kind of lost interest in Jason after I read an interview that he and Clive Owen did together last year. Jason just came across as one of those angry little guys, always looking to pick a fight with whomever is sitting in front of him. Maybe he was just trying to show off for Clive, I don’t know. But it was a turnoff. So how weird is it that in this interview, Jason misses a chance to bitch about the Kardashians? He was asked if he considers himself a “brand” and he merely name-checks the Kardashians and leaves it at that. Daniel Craig and Jon Hamm went a lot further – maybe Jason just doesn’t like to pick fights with girls.

Following Jon Hamm’s slicing comments, another Hollywood heavyweight is weighing in on the Kim Kardashian brand. When Details asked Jason Statham, the reigning king of action films — and boyfriend of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — if he thought of himself as a brand he said, “F–k no, why should I?”

When asked if he believes people see earnings of $30 million a film as a “brand in need of management,” Statham replied, “F–k ’em. Kim Kardashian’s a brand.”

Statham went on to talk about his past as a street hustler in South London and how it prepared him for Hollywood. He said, “See, it’s that necessity for a bargain, that relentless thirst for a discount, that let me create the illusion. That’s what we played on, and, you know, that’s all I ever really knew … So much of this industry is buried in bulls–t. You’re pretending to be something onscreen, fine. But it’s also the way it plays out here, every day. ‘Yeah, we love you, can’t wait to put you in a movie’. It’s f–king bulls–t. Not to be entirely negative, mind you, because there’s so much talent here, so many people that are righteous. But believe me, there’s so much that ain’t, and you see that coming in so thick. I did it for a living. I see it before it enters the room. And usually I know just to point my compass elsewhere.”

On getting an agent, he added: “F–kin’ useless that was.”

And, on drama school: “Not for me.”

And he described the surfing analogy he uses for an acting career, “They’re all waiting for that wave, but it may never come, so they take what’s offered, paddle back out.”

But he adds, “I’m two, three duds from being back on the street. Of course I’m looking for the perfect vehicle, a more intellectual action film, perhaps.”

[From Page Six]

Yeah. He wasn’t insulting Kim Kardashian, he was just pointing out the difference. He’s not interested in having a Statham-branded cologne or designing a line of jeans. He just wants to act in action films. Whose career do you think he admires? I’m thinking Bruce Willis, right? No one ever says Bruce Willis, but there are certainly worse examples of “action stars with substance.” It will be interesting to see if Jason ever tries to do what Bruce did mid-career – which is try out his dramatic chops. Bruce was successful. But I’m not sure Jason could be.

Photos courtesy of Details, WENN.

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  1. LAK says:

    Actually he does diss the Kim K. It’s very subtle, english style.

  2. Zelda says:

    The things I would let this man do to me…

    I don’t care if he may be an angry asshole. That just makes it hotter.

  3. LadyBird83 says:

    Oh no, another person mentioned KK’s name! Twitter responds in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1……..

  4. bee says:

    This is a non-story.

  5. heatheradair says:

    I think he could definitely parlay the action fluff into “action of substance.”

    AND — if not — and a few films bomb and he’s “back on the street?”

    I CAN KEEP HIM WARM.

  6. mel says:

    Even though I’m not a fan of the Kardashians – I find it kind of amusing so many actors are trying to distance themselves from being in the same category…but honestly…Stratham when you get paid MILLIONS for acting in a movie I just have a hard time believing you are SO ABOVE the Kardashians because you are still getting paid a ridiculous amount of money for acting. If you hate the press, publicity, etc. go work off broadway.

    • Julie says:

      i dont agree. regular actors play parts in movies. they try to entertain people who know these people have the lines written for them, the clothes made and being directing by someone in charge of all the undertaking.

      the kardashians on the other hand portrary their private lives. they fake marriages and so on.

      its a big difference if statham marries a woman in a movie or kim kardashian does it for real in her tv show.

      actors and actresses are no saints and they also lie and manufacture their images, no doubt but only a few are as low as the kardashians. (and acting is a talent, being a greedy ***** who only markets herself is not)

      the millions is not a problem at all for me. obviously the shows of the kardashians bring in lots of money, why shouldnt she get a share? its not about the money its about the content. if no one would be watching that crap she wouldnt earn a cent.

  7. kay says:

    I like Bruce Willis movies, dramatic or action.

    I can’t see Jason doing drama, I find him hard to listen to- he mumbles or something?

  8. LadyBird83 says:

    He’s just calling a spade a spade. People are using her name as an example because she’s the biggest famewhore in the game right now. Remember people used to name drop Lindsay, Paris, the list goes on and on. If you make your name a brand soon its not “your” name anymore. He’s just saying he doesn’t want that. Of course that being said I’m sorry to say this Jason but your name = action movie.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    Oh, Jason, feel free to do whatever you’d like to me!

  10. leetruth says:

    They are looking for attention. Enough already!

  11. skuddles says:

    Awesome, another respectable actor sh*tting all over the Kartrashians… loves it!! :D

  12. Funnylilou says:

    he is a too old and a too overrated mancave for me!He is bald , wrinkley and agressive , used to be a shitty professional footbal (soccer) player who always talks crap and gives an agressive rant whenever he has the chance too!! what an prima donna!laughable!
    I can’t believe so many women find him sexy (maybe I am too young for his appeal… even if I am the same age of his girlfriend!)and I can’t believe some women dare to say that Rosie is the lucky one!! picturing this “baldy” naked will be a nightmare for me!

  13. Pandora says:

    intellectual action film…………..god what a tool

    AND he dates one of those ridiculous VS morons

    fail fail fail

  14. sup says:

    i love how everybody forgets that Bruce Willis started out as a comedy actor.

  15. Bookworm_mommy says:

    Imagine how sore you’d be the next morning after a night with him??? :::sigh:::