The Director’s Chair: Sylvester Stallone – Full EpisodeBy order of Robert Rodriguez we’re making the next episode of The Director’s Chair, featuring Sylvester Stallone, available for FREE! Watch the entire episode right here, right now!
Posted by El Rey Network on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Sylvester Stallone, co-starring with Michael B. Jordan in this month’s “Creed”—from “Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler—talks about his interest in painting, “mythological heroes,” and being taken seriously as a filmmaker in this full episode of “The Director’s Chair” with Robert Rodriguez (“From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Sin City”), made available via Facebook from the El Rey Network.
In their wide-ranging conversation, Stallone offers a glimpse of his thoughtful approach to the gritty, blue-collar action of the “Rocky” franchise, and what he learned from original “Rocky” director John G. Avildsen—including the iconic impact of using Philadelphia’s “‘Rocky’ steps.”
“Here is this intellectual bastion, a center of arts,” he says. “And here’s a guy in a sweatsuit, holes in his knees, sweaty. But the two worked. Just that contrast, that Rocky would seek out this place for a kind of physical and spiritual enlightenment.” Check the engaging trailer for “Creed,” with a muscle-bound Jordan as the son of former Rocky Balboa opponent Apollo Creed, below. The film hits theaters Nov. 25.