Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Denzel had fun during bull scene

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star in 2 Guns

Denzel Washington had a memorable encounter with a raging bull in new comedy 2 Guns.

The actor, 58, and co-star Mark Wahlberg were hung upside down from the ceiling, beaten on the stomach with a baseball bat and then charged at by a seething bull in the film.

Denzel said: "My back is better now but I had fun doing that scene. That bull tried to steal the scene.

"He actually kicked his feet and started snorting at us, but thank goodness that the fence was between us. That was one big, mean animal."

Denzel said: "Me and Mark were tired after each take of the action scenes. In fight scenes I'd go, 'You win, it's all you!' There was no ego. It would have been easy in those fight scenes for someone to grip the other person a little harder but it wasn't about that.

"A younger actor would have done that and said, 'Oh, what did I do? Oh sorry', and you'd say, 'Don't worry about it, we've got one more take'. Then in that take, you'd grip harder and say, 'Oh sorry. My bad. Cut!'."

:: 2 Guns opens in cinemas on Friday, August 16

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