Ed Skrein annoys his castmates with his constant singing.
The actor is taking over from Jason Statham in The Transporter Refueled, the latest instalment in the popular action franchise.
A former musician, Ed released album The Eat Up in 2007. And while his days of professional music making are over, he hasn’t let his acting career completely silence him.
“No, I no longer rap or DJ,” he explained to German magazine TV Direkt. “But music will always be with me. Just ask the people trying to sleep in the trailer next to mine…”
Jason played Transporter character Frank Martin until the third film in 2008. Some might assume Ed was worried about filling his shoes, but the star was too busy having the time of his life.
“No! I really felt no pressure to compare myself to Jason,” he insisted. “You have enough stress and pressure in real life. But getting on a jet ski in a suit, racing around in a car and beating up ten guys at once is hardly a burden – it’s just fun!”
Ed’s star is now on the rise and next year he’ll appear in Deadpool alongside Ryan Reynolds. But it’s not fame and fortune he’s after.
“The journey is just starting for me and then there are no limits!” he enthused. “But more important than fame is that butterfly feeling you get in your stomach when you face a new challenge. I always give 200 per cent at work and then see where it takes me.”
© Cover Media