Jason Isaacs has thrown himself into training ahead of a fight scene with Taylor Lautner in upcoming movie "Abduction" - because he doesn't want the young actor to make him "look like an idiot". The "Harry Potter" star begins filming the new thriller with the "Twilight" hunk later this month and he's worried because one scene will see him tackle the 18 year old in a boxing sequence.
And 47-year-old Isaacs admits he is working hard to get fit before he takes on the youngster onscreen. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, ahead of the screening of Skeletons, he tells WENN, "Next week I'm doing Abduction with Taylor Lautner... and I've been kickboxing every day... from seven o'clock in the morning... because I have to have a long boxing sequence and I don't want to look like an idiot."
"He (Lautner) has the most famous abs in the world and he's a fabulous actor but he's also got the body of almost every woman between 14 and 100's dreams. He's turned overnight as the object of lust for over half the planet. I'm very conscious of the fact because we have this extended fight sequence and it is one of the main things I do in the film and he will probably be really good at it. He's young and supple and electric in his body and I will be struggling."
Jason Isaacs also recalled embarrassing experience on the set of the hit "Harry Potter" movies when he attempted to swipe a prop for a friend - only to be caught red-handed by producers. The British actor, who plays villainous Lucius Malfoy in the wizarding series, reveals he once picked up a pile of prop newspapers and took them back to his trailer in a bid to impress a friend who was visiting the set.
But Isaacs was shamed when movie bosses quickly tracked down the missing items and forced him to give them back. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, ahead of the screening of Skeletons, he tells WENN, "Once I was walking around with a friend and I was trying to impress him with how these rules apply to other people and not me and there was a huge pile of newspapers that Miranda Richardson's (character) writes for and I took it to my trailer."
"I was probably thinking of giving it back; I was just showing off for my friend and within about three seconds there was a (worker) banging at my door of my trailer, 'Can we have those newspapers back!' and appropriately humiliated me in front of my friend! They're absolutely right to do it."