'The Man With the Iron Fists' Stars Cung Le, Rick Yune and Byron Mann Duke It Out
RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, is a movie filled with elaborate stunts and very theatrical characters. It’s a movie with a lot of moving parts that could easily lead an actor to feel lost in the shuffle.
But cast members Byron Mann, Rick Yune and Cung Le tell Celebuzz how they managed to distinguish their performances amidst all the action.
“I just wanted to find who my character is,” Mann tells Celebuzz about his character, Silver Lion. "[Lion] is the prodigal son in the movie. He wants to kill certain people so he can get to certain things. That was the driving force for me.”
Cung Le plays Bronze Lion, a character the actor says has a very “Cain and Abel relationship” with Mann’s Silver Lion. That was just one aspect of the drama that helped Cung zero-in on his role.
“I just fed off Byron and his energy,” Le said. “That and showing up to set everyday, putting on the costume… I didn’t have a hard time getting into character.”
“Actors just want to make a role their own,” Yune added, who plays Zen Yi, The “X” Blade. “Finding something interesting to bring to [the character], that was the focus for me.”
The Man With the Iron Fists hits theatres Friday, November 2. Watch the full interview above, and check out Celebuzz’s interview with Iron Fists's director RZA below.