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Jason Statham Talks "Parker" and Jennifer Lopez in Men's Fitness February 2013

Posted Tuesday January 22, 2013 1:38 PM GMT

His new film "Parker" hits theaters on Friday (January 25) and Jason Statham is continuing promotions by covering the February 2013 issue of Men's Fitness magazine.

The 45-year-old actor showed off her tough side in the Steve Shaw cover shoot while chatting to the mag about his career inspirations and co-starring alongside Jennifer Lopez.

A few highlights from Mr. Statham's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Men's Fitness!

Who are Jason's biggest influences?
"There's Bruce Lee and then, of course, there's Sly."

Who are his onscreen heroes?
"Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood. It's funny, most of my onscreen heroes are sort of the ones of yesteryear. I just thought they had a bit of a laid-back coolness to them."

On working with Miss Lopez in "Parker:"
"In Hollywood, people get reputations, just rumors that are passed down. She couldn't have been nicer, more pleasant person to work with. She was just fantastic. She was just like a bubbly young girl. That's what I remember about her - just a beam of light. I loved working with her."

On the future:
"I never look too far forward. Will I be here the next 10 years, 20 years - 2 years? It's a day-at-a-time thing for me."

Photo Credit: Steve Shaw for Men's Fitness