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!
Morris Chestnut Dishes On Playing The Good Guy In New Superhero Film [VIDEO] was originally published on hellobeautiful.com