Sylvester Stallone Opens Up On The Character Rocky And How Close It Was To His Heart

Sylvester Stallone is known for his sensational performances in various roles that include John Rambo, Lt Marion “Cobra” Cobretti and Judge Dredd, but no one can deny the fact that the character of Rocky Balboa is unbeatable. The 69 year old actor told ABC’s Good Morning America that Rocky is his favorite character and “would love to play him the rest of my life”. The first part was released some forty years back and was an instant hit. The seventh installment “Creed” released on Wednesday and was given a warm reception by critics and movie goers. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan and Tessa Thompson in lead roles.

The trio spoke to the ABC News on the project. The lead role Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, who was Rocky’s friend and an age old rival was played by Jordon. Stallone is the coach, mentor, and father figure to Creed. Speaking about his role Jordon said that he was prepared as he fell in love with the role. Commenting on Stallone, Jordon said that watching the movies back to back he can literally see him age and it is “kind of cool”. Thompson plays the arm candy of junior Creed and is a singer by profession in the film.

Thompson said that Stallone had a lot of stories to share with his co-stars especially when it comes to making earlier movies with the franchise. Stallone said it was fun. When the reporter queried about the competition between the two main cast in the film, Stallone was immediate to say No while Jordan laughed it out with a Yes. Jordon added that it there were to pit on gloves and a bag right now it will be a competition between the duo.

Meanwhile, Stallone was all praises for Jordon calling him a professional. He also added that Jordon trained more than humanly possible making him a real pro. To complement him he also said that he is capable of knocking off bones with every punch. He finished it by added that it was not a joke. This is as per what was shared with Sara Haines of ABC New about the latest release Creed.

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