Breakthrough, according to Dictionary.com, is “a major achievement or success that permits further progress”.
With that said, I hereby declare 2011 as the “Year of Breakthrough”. Less than one week into the new year, I must say, it’s been quite a journey already.
Let’s recap a bit.
About 2-3 months ago, I got an update from my manager Carl about a film project in the works that we’d be trying to get a role in.
Naturally, I wanted to learn more about “The Man With The Iron Fists” so I did what anyone would do in this situation. I googled it.
This article covers most of the ground info on how the project came to be. Sidebar: love the header photo they used for the article. I thought I was serious about my noodles. You win Rza. You win.
I was already sold once I knew that this would be Rza’s directorial debut..
At this point, it was a no brainer that this was gonna be a unique film project and a great experience if the opportunity were to present itself.
Fast forward a bit.. a few casting meetings later (Thanks Big Mike!).. a bit of scheduling madness.. and next thing you know I’m in Hengdian on the night of Christmas, two days away from the first day of filming.
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