If an actor is pigeonholed into a genre, after a certain amount of time you wonder whether or not they like it anymore. It wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if they found it to be unappealing, that it doesn’t contain the same kind of spark that drew the actor to it in the first place. Bruce Willis is suffering from a severe case of boredom, but when buckets of money are being thrown your way, who are you to complain?
During an interview with a Spanish publication, Willis stated for the record that he would rather not do any sort of action films just because it doesn’t interest him anymore:
“When you have seen a few fireballs, it’s not exciting anymore. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, I’m a bit bored of it now. ”
Later in the interview he admits that the money is the deciding actor as to why he continues to do one action movie after another, even though he could care less about them. He goes on to state that he’s done a variety of pictures, and while that may be true, it does appear as if he isn’t exactly trying to really peel himself from the action genre. He’s made so many movies over the years, surely he can do a few more sci-fi or dramatic projects and give action a break. Hell, I bet you he could help fund his own passion project non-action related at this point if he wants to. So in a way Bruce Willis demanding more money for his role in The Expendables 3 does make sense, though we’re not sure why he bothers making so many action pictures at this point anyways if he’s got so much money to keep him in a nice posh lifestyle. If he doesn’t want to do action pictures, I’ll take his place. I may not be bald or a man but I can do it!
Do you think Bruce Willis should continue doing action films? Why or why not?