Sylvester Stallone annoys family with Rambo portrayal
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 September 2019
Sylvester Stallone has revealed that Rambo is not popular with his family, who hate when Stallone becomes "reticent" like the character
Sylvester Stallone annoys his family when getting into character as 'Rambo.'
The 73-year-old actor has reprised his iconic character, Vietnam veteran John Rambo, for 'Rambo: Last Blood', the fifth movie in the franchise but admitted that Rambo is not popular with his family, who hate when Stallone becomes "reticent" like the character.
He told Collider: "I start to brood and become reticent. I'm not very popular around the house, even the dog notices. I stare a lot and really retreat."
The star also spoke about how his tough childhood helped him to perfect the character of Rambo.
He said: "Like a lot of people my early life wasn't perfect. I find that people complain 'I'm a failure because my father was mean, my mother was mean.' Everyone has those problems, so that's no excuse."
And Sylvester was full of praise for his co-stars Yvette Monreal and Adriana Barraza, while also taking a swipe at the actors who he worked with on 1997 movie 'Cop Land', which starred Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta.
He said: "We got really lucky. It's the hardest thing as you can't plan for it.
"You can hire the best five actors and they can hate each other. Nobody said a word on the 'Cop Land' set."
John Rambo was the lead character in the 1972 novel 'First Blood', written by David Morrell. The book was adapted into a film of the same name in 1982.
The franchise then spawned sequels 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' in 1985 and 'Rambo III' in 1988.
Whilst the former was a box office hit, the latter of the two flopped when it hit screens, and the character subsequently lay dormant until Stallone revived him for a 2008 movie simply entitled 'Rambo'.