Iconic actor Danny Trejo is back with Machete Kills a�� a film directed by Robert Rodriguez and in which the actor reprises the role of moviedoma��s first Latino action hero. The film includes Lady Gaga in the all-star cast. a�?Hollywood is moving away from the hackneyed Latino stereotypes. Actors like Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas have found a place in Hollywood,a�? says the actor as he goes on to answer a few questions:
makes Machete Kills different from Machete for you as an actor?
Unlike the first one, heavy with political commentary, Machete Kills is all action. I love doing action movies and this film was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing. Ita��s full of surprises, double the action and lots of adventure.
Robert Rodriguez has a special connect with you, how would you describe the man who is your second cousin and the filmmaker?
I think hea��s done more for independent filmmaking than anybody in the last 50 years.The difference between Robert and a lot of movie people is that Robert wants to share. Everybody else wants to keep their secrets, but if Robert comes up with a new way of shooting, he immediately just tweets it. Thata��s what I love about him. He has no secrets. His movie sets sometimes have tours.
As a child who saw real life violence from up close, any of the scenes dredge up old memories?
Robert Rodriguez comes from a comic book background. The violence in Machete is almost funny. Ita��s not gory. Youa��re shocked, and then you laugh. I have forgotten most of my past life and dona��t like to talk about it.
Tell us about Vieques and The Prey, your other releases of the year?
Well, The Prey is sort of a thriller/action film and the other one is a horror movie.
The movie is scheduled to release on October 25.