This Friday, Morris Chestnut will make his superhero movie debut as Sergeant Marcus Williams in Kick-Ass 2. The versatile actor plays a detective and foster parent to Hit Girl, a 14-year-old heroine played by Chloe Grace Moretz.
The 44-year-old Hollywood star plays a good guy in the Jeff Wadlow-directed film, but dished about his secret urge to “kick some ass” during a recent press junket.
“In a movie like Kick-Ass, you kind of want to kick some ass!” he revealed. “But when I got to the set I couldn’t have an fun. I did driving. I did boring stuff.”
Although he wasn’t able to perform any high-action stunts, Chestnut said it was an honor to be involved in the project.
“I saw the first one as well and it was just a lot of fun and I said, ‘Wow, I just want to be a part of that,'” he told Blacktree TV. “It was just an honor to be involved in it.”
“I have a daughter who is her age so it’s really easy for me to relate,” he added. “I am very similar to Marcus. Luckily, my daughter is not similar to [Hit Girl]…She’s an angel. She doesn’t do anything wrong as far as I know.”
Another familiar face in the Kick-Ass sequel is Donald Faison, best known for his role as Murray in 1995’s Clueless.
“I saw the first Kiss-Ass and I loved it. I thought it was an amazing. It’s just a great action movie that caught me off guard,” said Faison, who joined the cast as Dr. Gravity. “I’ve always wanted to be a superhero so there wasn’t a lot of warm up needed for me to get geeked or siked about getting in a costume and running around. It’s something I dreamed about pretty much my whole life.”
Comic book fans are definitely in for a treat on August 16. Check out the film’s trailer below and tell us if you plan to hit the theater this weekend!
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