Sylvester Stallone is taking on the role of his lifetime.
The actor, 75, shared with Entertainment Tonight At the UK premiere of “Tulsa King” he is excited to take on the role of Dwight “The General” Manfredi.
“I’ve always wanted to play a gangster since … I basically started off my career mugging everyone … but it never happened. I’ve had my thoughts on why, but better late than never,” he said. “Taylor Sheridan wrote an idea, a screenplay that was really good and Terence Winter, who wrote ‘Sopranos’ And ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ they put it all together and what you have is East Meets West. “
He continued: “[My character, Dwight,] Comes out of prison after 25 years, expects to be rewarded for keeping his mouth shut and he’s betrayed. ”
He added that his character’s next assignment is to run Tulsa in “a different world, different kind of people, and he starts to become indoctrinated into a Western sort of life. So, it’s a combination of two. also it can get rough. “
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The drama series features Garett Hedlund, Jay Will, Domenick Lombardozzi and Max Casella. It will air this November.
Stallone shared how he was one of the shows’ writers, Taylor Sheridan.
“My daughters and I were practicing – I play polo a lot; a long time ago, people would say, ‘How can you afford it?’ “To go into … barrel racing. It’s very, very delicate, and I brought my daughters into it and Taylor Sheridan was at the same barn, and he hadn’t made it yet,” Stallone said.
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“He’s still acting and I think he’s still doing ‘Sicario,’ and just thinking, ‘You know what, I’m going to do another’ Rambo ‘, do you want to write it?”
Stallone continued: “He goes, ‘No, I’m kind of busy with my own thing,’ and then we got into a conversation. He ended up buying my daughter’s horse and then he bought a second one … but they are This megastar into his transition into the earliest inception. “
Sheridan’s Paramount + shows, including “Yellowstone,” which stars Kevin Costner on The Camera, as the “Rambo” star did not.
“Absolutely,” he said, before acknowledging that he and Costner had “other” categories.
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“He’s finally running into a guy who’s like, ‘I just want to have a retirement home. Do you mind if I buy your entire ranch? I’ve got an offer you can’t refuse.’ … That’d be great. Good man. “
The Academy Award winner is excited for his fans to take on a new role in a new way he has never played before.
“You’re probably going to see, for better or worse, who I am,” Stallone said.
“A lot of actors go into, who should I morph into? I think if you just say what happens – what would it be like if Sylvester Stallone … just became a gangster? The personality is mine; I’m a gangster.” I don’t want to change the way I talk … You are the right stereotype gangster. . “