Sylvester Stallone finally talks about the role of a gang leader in a new series: ‘Better late than never’

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Sylvester Stallone He takes the role of his life.

Actor, 75 years old, Shared with Entertainment Tonight At the UK premiere of “Tulsa King” he was excited to take on the role of Dwight “General” Manfredi.

He said, “I’ve always wanted to play a gangster since…My career basically started robbing everyone…but that never happened. I have my thoughts on why, but it’s better late than never.” 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. “

Sylvester Stallone is playing a role he has wanted throughout his career.  He will play the role of a mob boss in the new Paramount + series,

Sylvester Stallone is playing a role he has wanted throughout his career. He will play the role of a mob boss in the new Paramount+ series, “Tulsa King”.
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He completed:[My character, Dwight,] Coming out of prison after 25 years, he expects to be rewarded for keeping his mouth shut and his betrayal.”

He added that his character’s next mission is to run Tulsa into “a different world, different types of people, and he begins to indoctrinate Western life. So, it’s a mixture of the two. It’s a black comedy, but as rough as it can get.”

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The Drama series It features Garett Hedlund, Jay Will, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Max Casella. It will be broadcast in November.

Stallone shared how he was introduced to one of the shows’ co-writers, Taylor Sheridan.

Stallone attended the Paramount + UK launch event on June 20, 2022 in London, England.

Stallone attended the Paramount + UK launch event on June 20, 2022 in London, England.
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“My daughters and I have been training — I play polo a lot; a long time ago people were saying, How can you afford it? I played with the worst horse on the planet, but I learned, and eventually after making money, I started to get into… barrel racing.” It’s very sensitive, and I brought my daughters into it and Taylor Sheridan was in the same fold, and it still didn’t work,” Stallone said.

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He’s still acting and I think he’s still doing Sicario, on his doorstep, and I thought, ‘You know, I’m going to do another Rambo, do you want to write it? “

Stallone continued, “He said, ‘No, I’m kind of busy about my own,’ and then we got into a conversation. He ended up buying my daughter’s horse and then buying another horse…the first start to his transition into being that star.”

Tanya Giles, Paramount+ Chief Programming Officer, Live and Sylvester Stallone celebrate the launch of Paramount+ in the UK

Tanya Giles, Paramount+ Chief Programming Officer, Live and Sylvester Stallone celebrate the launch of Paramount+ in the UK
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The ‘Rambo’ star hasn’t closed the door to potential cameos on Sheridan’s Paramount+ shows, including ‘Yellowstone’, Which stars Kevin Costner.

“Sure,” he said before admitting that he and Costner have known each other for “centuries.”

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“He finally met a guy who was like, ‘I’d just like to have a retirement home. Do you mind if I buy your entire farm? You have received an offer that you cannot refuse. “…that would be great. Good man.”

The Oscar winner is excited for his fans to see him play a role he’s never played before and see him in a new way.

Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and actress Demi Moore attended Bruce Willis' Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and actress Demi Moore attended Bruce Willis’ Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
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“You’ll probably see, for better or worse, who I am,” Stallone said.

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“A lot of actors to turn into? I guess if I just said what would happen – what would it be like if Sylvester Stallone… just became a gangster? Character is my character; I’m a gangster but I don’t change the way I talk.. You have your personality as it is now… You don’t see it coming. Don’t automatically become a stereotypical gangster. That’s pretty obvious. Just be yourself.”