Andrew Koji was “hesitant” about taking part in the function of Storm Shadow in ‘Snake Eyes’ as a result of he’s not a fan of the earlier G.I. Joe’ films.
The 33-year-old actor revealed that he had reservations about taking part in the ninja bodyguard within the ‘G. I Joe’ prequel as a consequence of his lack of curiosity within the earlier two blockbusters impressed by the toy franchise of the identical title.
Andrew mentioned: “I thought about playing that character (Storm Shadow) because I didn’t like the first two films. I can say that. I’m allowed not to like a film. So, I was hesitant, at first, to even accept that.
“That’s a giant studio movie and my first function in a giant studio movie, so I used to be very hesitant as a result of I did not have that belief in Hollywood to do this.”
Koji explained how his role as Ah Sahm in ‘Warrior’ helped him prepare for appearing in the upcoming blockbuster alongside Henry Golding and taught him that he wanted to play a “human” character.
He told Collider: “What ‘Warrior’ taught me and the voice that it gave me helped my work on Storm Shadow. I do not wanna play a personality with a six-pack. I needed to be human and flawed; he is going via stuff.
“For me, when I saw the first ‘G.I. Joe’ films, I was like, ‘I don’t wanna do that. That’s not the kind of thing I want to do.'”
Andrew – who’s half-Japanese and half-English – revealed that he needed his depiction of Storm Shadow to retain cultural authenticity.
He defined: “So, when I spoke with the director (Robert Schwentke) about that I said, ‘If I’m gonna play him, I have to do my research into Japanese culture and embrace that.’
“There was a possibility for me to do a efficiency in that type of movie for the subsequent era.”