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Stallone loved taking back seat

Sylvester Stallone has admitted it took him a while to adjust to not being the boss on new boxing comedy Grudge Match.

The 67-year-old star - who has written, directed and produced many of his own films - revealed he did have to stop himself trying to take control on set, and eventually enjoyed simply acting.

Sly, who appeared in London with co-star Robert De Niro, to promote the movie, confessed: "It's kind of like being a pilot in a plane and you hit turbulence but you're the passenger and you say, 'Can I get in the cockpit for a second?' Then after you realise the pilot is pretty good you sit back and relax and it's almost a vacation to actually have a great script, have a great director, have a great co-star but it happens very rarely."

And while Sly loved working with De Niro and director Peter Segal, he revealed there have only been a couple of films he has worked on where he genuinely liked his director and co-stars.

He added: "Usually you're with a director you're not sure of, you're with an actor you can barely stand or you don't talk to... there's no communication. It's only happened two or three times [that all of those things have been great] but I enjoy it."

::Grudge Match is released in cinemas on January 24 2014.

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