Post Malone landed a cameo role in the Jason Statham-led Wrath of Man movie which was released on Friday (May 7). Despite getting killed off pretty quickly, Statham — who is known for his action roles in the Fast & Furious and The Expendables franchises — spoke to USA Today about how impressed he was by the “Circles” rapper’s acting skills.
“Post came in with this big enthusiasm for being killed that day,” he said. “He’s like, ‘I can’t wait for you to kill me, man.’ I got sucked into that enthusiasm and he did a great job. It’s just a shame that it was a short moment together. But I was privileged to pull the trigger in our little scene.”
The British actor added, “He invited me to come make a record. I quickly relieved him of that bad choice.”
As it turns out, Post Malone actually landed the role through personally reaching out to the director, Guy Ritchie, who is known for his films such as Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and more recently The Gentlemen.
“I know all about Post Malone,” Jason Statham told Bossip. “Guy [Ritchie] told me that Post called him up and said, ‘If you’re making a movie, I wanna be in it,’ and it was as simple as that. People wanna work with Guy Ritchie for some reason [laughs] – me too. You know, he’s got a good way, people like his films.”
He continued, “And that’s how it happened with Post – he gave the call and couldn’t have been more gracious. He turned up and just was as down to Earth as you could be, so we were really lucky. I’m glad I got to shake his hand, you know?”
Two-time Oscar-nominated Ritchie also spoke highly about Post Malone’s attitude on set, despite not knowing much about him beforehand.
“One day Post turned up,” he told BackstageOL. “And I’m not even sure if he had a speaking part initially, but he was the most charismatic man in the world by the way. I mean, he’s alarmingly charismatic. As soon as he turned up on the day, we pumped up his role because of his charisma. It wasn’t until afterwards that I found out what a big deal Post Malone is.”
Watch Post Malone and Jason Statham’s scene together above.