MTV debuted the first full clip from the much-anticipated Joel Silver-produced action flick “Ninja Assassin” on Friday night (September 4) on “Behind the Screen,” and for anyone who saw it, you can’t say the film won’t live up to its title. Swordplay and stunts galore, even in the heat of oncoming traffic — this one’s got the goods. And at the center of it all, a man who needs just one name: Rain.
The young Korean actor is already a pop-culture phenomenon in his native land. Now, with his first starring role, he seems poised to earn some new fans in the States. Eagle-eye fans of the pop star/ actor caught him in his first studio production last year, in the big-budget spectacle that was “Speed Racer.” This holiday season, it’s all on his shoulders, though, when “Ninja Assassin” hits theaters November 25.
Rain agreed to answer some questions sent in by MTV readers. Here are his answers, just for you:
Question: The scenes in this movie look insane! Were you ever injured on set?
Rain: I have lots of cuts on my body. When I was doing a stunt, even though everyone took care of me, I still got hurt a lot.
Question: I heard the training you went through for the movie was really tough. What was the hardest part?
Rain: The diet was the hardest part. I ate chicken breast for eight months with vegetables. That was terrible. No sugar. No salt. I don’t want to eat chicken breast anymore. I like junk food, French fries, hamburgers — I love it.
Question: Is there any action star you’d like to team up with for a movie?
Rain: When I was young, “Scarface” was my favorite film. Al Pacino is my hero. I want to work with him.
Question: Do you sing in the movie? And do you have any plans for an English-language album?
Rain: I don’t sing in my film, and I don’t have plans yet for an English album, but I will. Please wait for me.
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