Chan spent 45 min­utes hang­ing from a he­li­copter

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Jackie Chan hung from a he­li­copter for 45 min­utes in 'Po­lice Story 3'. The 63-year-old mar­tial arts stunt­man-turned-ac­tor shot to fame with a num­ber of Amer­i­can/Chi­nese movies, in­clud­ing 'Rush Hour' and 'Shang­hai Knights', and ad­mit­ted he doesn't like to re­peat his stunts. Speak­ing to the Metro, the ac­tor said: "I don't like to re­peat my­self so I try some­thing new every time. "In 'Po­lice Story' I jumped from the shop­ping mall Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion; in 'Project A' I fell down from the clock; in 'Po­lice Story 3' I was hang­ing out­side the he­li­copter for 45 min­utes." For his lat­est movie, 'Kung Fu Yoga' the ac­tor had a num­ber of scenes with a real lion, who was the pet of a mem­ber of the Dubai royal fam­ily. He said: "It was lent by the Princess of Dubai - it is her pet. "In most scenes, the lion was filmed sep­a­rately but we had some mo­ments to­gether in the car. "The lion was well trained but it was still scary." Not only was a lion loaned from the princess, but the ac­tor said "lux­ury cars" were also lent by the royal fam­ily in United Arab Emi­rates (UAE) and streets were cor­doned off. He said: "The film was shot in many coun­tries, in­clud­ing China, Ice­land, In­dia and UAE. "The royal fam­ily in UAE lent us their lux­ury cars and the gov­ern­ment cor­doned off streets for us for car chases." Although known for his mar­tial arts skills, for 'Kung Fu Yoga' - which has been de­scribed as a "fast-paced ac­tion com­edy" by the ac­tor - Chan at­tempted to do some Bol­ly­wood danc­ing and found it "dif­fi­cult". He said: "I at­tempted Bol­ly­wood danc­ing this time! But do­ing stunts is what I am best at. "At first learn­ing danc­ing was dif­fi­cult but then the in­struc­tor re­lated the move­ments to daily ac­tiv­i­ties such as chang­ing light bulbs or hit­ting the ground. "It be­came easier to re­mem­ber moves."

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