Paul Walker‘s “Furious 7” co-actor Jason Statham should consider having an acting double. This was suggested by Chris Evan‘s “Captain America: Civil War” co-actor Paul Bettany.
In the “Conan” episode on September 15, 2015, Bettany told Conan O’Brien that Statham “should think about investing in an acting double.” The “Captain America: Civil War” actor said this after the host brought up comments the “Furious 7” star previously made while promoting “Spy” questioning the authenticity of Marvel films’ stunts.
Initially, Bettany praised Statham saying the “Furious 7″ star is brilliant at what he does, something that he could not do.” The former then praised the work of movie stunt doubles and suggested that for dramatic scenes, the latter would perhaps need an acting double saying.
Bettany was nominated Best Actor at the British Independent Film Award in 2000 for “Gangster No. 1” and was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTA Film Award in 2004 for “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” He told O’Brien, “If there’s a really, really tricky scene with some very tricky dialogue, one might consider bringing in an acting double for Jason Statham.”
Set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” will feature Bettany as Vision and Evans as Captain America. Among their co-stars are Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.
On the other hand, Statham is set to reprise his role as Deckard Shaw in “Fate of the Furious” or “Fast and Furious 8” opposite Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs. Walker reprised his role as Brian O’Conner in photographic appearances in the action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by F. Gary Gray.
Walker was 40 years old when he died on November 30, 2013 in Santa Clarita, California, United States due to injuries he sustained from a single-vehicle collision. He was born in Glendale, California on September 12, 1973.