During a press conference for Samaritan, Sylvester Stallone answered ComingSoon Senior Editor Spencer Legacy’s question about working with the next generation of actors.
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When asked about what it’s like to see a new era of young actors grow while working with Javon “Wanna” Walton, Stallone gave a thorough answer:
“I’d like to knock this kid’s teeth,” Stallone joked. “I’ll tell you the truth, okay? I love him. He’s wonderful. I first met his father. It was during Creed 2, and I said, ‘Who is this guy?’ I mean, he’s really tough. And then, as fate would have it, that’s the father of Javon. And Javon’s an amazing athlete. He’s like [a] world-class fighter athlete, but more importantly, he’s very funny.”
“He has humor, and he’s also kind of … he gets the joke of how to work sarcasm and humor, and that’s [a] very, very, very rare combination,” Stallone stated. “It wasn’t as though you have some sulking kid, ‘Hey, wake up. Are you okay?’ ‘My bird died.’ No, that’s not it. He comes happy. He comes exuberant. So it just brought me up too. Is that kind of a thing? I couldn’t wait to sit there and start trash-talking each other every morning.”
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Samaritan is produced by Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood, with Bragi F. Scut, David Kern, Adam Rosenberg, and Guy Riedel serving as executive producers. The film will be available for streaming on August 26, exclusively on Prime Video.