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Aug 22,2014

Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz join star-studded campaign to free bears

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From animalsasia.org:

It’s the light-hearted punch line to any overtly obvious question and yet – the honest answer to “does a bear sh*t in the woods” could just as easily be “no”.

The well-worn joke has now become a demand for Animals Asia backed by celebrity supporters and thousands of animal lovers worldwide – it really is time for bears to “go” where nature intended. As their campaign says:

“Let a bear sh!t in the woods”


Animals Asia
are campaigning for an end to bear bile farming and have been joined in their latest campaign by celebrities pledging their support and they want millions more to pledge via www.bearinthewoods.org

In China 10,000 bears in tiny cages face excruciating daily bile extractions with the bile used for traditional medicines. There are a further 2,400 bears in bile farms in Vietnam.

Most are Asiatic black bears – better known as moon bears – with many taken from the wild and kept on farms for up to 30 years.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears in China and Vietnam and runs sanctuaries in both countries. Animals Asia also recently took over a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, which it will turn into a sanctuary – demonstrating how farms can have cruelty free futures.

Kellan Lutz said:
“When I first heard about bear bile farming I couldn’t believe it. It’s one more insanely cruel act inflicted on innocent animals and it is not widely known about. More than 10,000 bears – mainly moon bears, but also sun bears and brown bears – are kept on bile farms in China, in tiny cages, and suffer these daily bile extractions. Most of these bears are starved and dehydrated. Please join us in spreading awareness and helping to end bear bile farming.”

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Aug 13,2014

Getting personal with the Expendables

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From Chron:

Q: What were some of your favorite action movies growing up?
Lutz: Whatever ones my mother never caught me watching. Definitely “Rambo.” I’m a huge “Blade” fanatic. Wesley’s a stud. That’s one of my favorite vampire movies.

Q: Did you geek out at all?
Lutz: I loved Dolph’s He-Man (“Masters of the Universe”). I’d been into He-Man since I was a little kid, I used to have the coloring books. I just saw Dolph down at Comic-Con, and I was like, “You gotta sign your He-Man headshot.” He wrote, “From one He-Man to the next.”

Q: Of the “Classic” crew, who still looks totally badass?
Lutz: Antonio Banderas, I was a huge fan of his in “Zorro” – he’s not this big, badass, huge-muscled guy, he’s just quick and twisty. And he hasn’t aged one bit. I’ve never met someone so suave. The words that come out of his mouth, you just sit there and say, “You are made for a romance novel.”

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Aug 02,2014

Complex: The Expendables 3 – New Guys Feature

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From complex.com:

TALK ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IN THE EXPENDABLES 3.
Kellan Lutz: [John Smilee is] a sergeant who came back from a war and lost all his comrades, so he’s wearing a heavy heart. He gets himself into underground fights so he can feel any sort of feeling, any sort of emotion…and it numbs the inner demons that he has.

WHAT DREW YOU TO THE ROLE?
Lutz: This is my ideal dream job to work with all my favorite childhood heroes…To have an opportunity to work with all these guys in one movie, I’ve been trying to position myself for [this] since day one.

HOW DID YOU PREPARE YOURSELF TO PLAY YOUR CHARACTER?
Lutz: John Smilee is known for his motorcycle riding. So I’ve never done that before…Any day I wasn’t working, I’d hit [my stunt double] “Frog” up. I’d be like, “Take me to the track.” For me personally, that’s why I love action movies. I get to learn something fun [and] that I’ve never been trained to do.

WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING IN A BIG-BUDGET ACTION MOVIE?
Lutz: There’s this scene where it’s just Stallone and me taking on fire and we’re saving each other and just shooting the guys. He throws a one-liner to me and it was the first take—mortars are going off, bullets are flying, bad guys are dying—and I’m sitting there just tagging up these guys with the biggest smile on my face. And Sly turns to me and he’s like, “You aren’t supposed to be enjoying this you know. And you aren’t supposed to be smiling.”

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU’D DO AS A REAL-LIFE “EXPENDABLE”?
Lutz: It’d be a dream. I’d love to be a real-life “Expendable.” Before acting came around, I wanted to become a Navy SEAL. So I think it’s right up that alley.

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Jul 27,2014

Kellan Lutz: ‘Expendables’ Has a Different Breed of Fans Than ‘Twilight’! – Candids

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JustJared posted a small article and a few candids of Kellan at Comic-Con. We added the pics to our gallery.


Kellan Lutz
makes his way into 2014 San Diego Comic-Con held at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday afternoon (July 25).

The 29-year-old actor even took a few selfies with some adoring fans.

“It’s so different being here with Expendables than with Twilight,” he told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz on the difference between the two movies. “Twilight was just a monster in its own. The fans were intense in the best ways for that. I think being a part of this [Expendables] franchise with all these guys, it’s a different breed of fans.”


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[x011] At Comic Con – 25 July 2014

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Jun 30,2014

Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin Join Cast of ‘Experimenter’

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Legend of Hercules star Kellan Lutz, Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin and Orange Is the New Black actress Taryn Manning have joined the cast of Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter.

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder are starring in the indie drama, which tells of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram.

Milgram was the man who, in 1961, designed the controversial Obedience Experiments at Yale University, which observed the responses of ordinary people who believed they were sending harmful electrical shocks to an affable stranger.

Lutz will play actor William Shatner, who portrayed Milgram in a 1970s TV movie. Yelchin plays Rensaleer, a man who resists authority. Manning plays Mrs. Lowe, a test subject who is distressed by the process and pushes back.

Also joining the cast are Anthony Edwards (ER) as Miller, the first person subjected to the experiment, and Edoardo Ballerini (Romeo Must Die) as Milgram’s best friend. Filming has begun in New York.


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Jun 27,2014

Kellan nominated for 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards

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The full list of nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards has been announced, as has the host: Kelly Osbourne! The event celebrates the work of the entertainment industry’s stars of tomorrow and will air on The CW on Monday, July 28.

Hottest Body (of work):

Derek Hough
Kellan Lutz
James Maslow
Chrissy Teigen
Kate Upton

Super Superhero:

Stephen Amell (Arrow)
Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules)


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Jun 18,2014

Kellan Lutz on His Comeback Role: We’ve Both Matured Quite a Bit

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From People.com:

Actors don’t often get the chance to revisit a character they played almost a decade ago, but that’s just what Kellan Lutz is doing on The Comeback, which is returning to HBO this fall – nine years after it last aired.

It’s given Lutz the chance to look back on what’s happened in his life since he got his big break playing actor Chris MacNess in 2005, and he says he sees some similarities in their journeys.

“He’s matured quite a bit. Much like myself, when I started in this industry I was just like a little puppy. I was really passionate about it and had no idea what I was doing,” Lutz told PEOPLE Monday at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in N.Y.C. “But throughout experience and years of working, you really start to feel really comfortable and I’ve been doing it a long time now and I’ve really appreciated it.”

“If you don’t learn to be happy where you are, you’ll never get to where you want to be,” is a motto that Lutz, 29, says he lives by.

“For people in L.A., they don’t see and appreciate what they do have,” he says. “I travel and I work for a lot of organizations around the world where they have the very minimum. If you don’t take yourself outside of your little box, or your little Pleasantville, and experience different cultures and societies to help you reflect on your current situation, you never will.”

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Jun 18,2014

Kellan nominated for 2014 Teen Choice Awards

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It wouldn’t be summer without TEEN CHOICE 2014! It’s time to celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live Sunday, August 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “Pretty Little Liars” and The Vampire Diaries” lead the TEEN CHOICE 2014 nominees with five nominations each. In addition, Candie’s will return as an official sponsor of TEEN CHOICE 2014. Teens can get all the latest TEEN CHOICE 2014 news and sneak peeks at the show before it airs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teenchoiceawards and on Twitter at @TeenChoiceGirl, and can join the conversation using #TeenChoice.

Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2014 “Wave One” nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.

Choice Movie Actor: Action
Jamie Campbell Bower, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”
Kellan Lutz, “The Legend of Hercules”
Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”
Theo James, “Divergent”
Tom Cruise, “Edge of Tomorrow”


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Jun 06,2014

Kellan Lutz Reprising Role on HBO’s ‘The Comeback’

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From The Wrap:

“Legend of Hercules” star returns to Lisa Kudrow comedy

“Legend of Hercules” star Kellan Lutz is rejoining the cast of HBO’s “The Comeback,” individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Lutz will reprise his role as Chris MacNess, an actor on the television show starring Malin Akerman’s Juna Millken and Valerie Chase, played by Lisa Kudrow. The role was recurring on “The Comeback’s” original one-season run; the number of episodes in the new six-episode order in which Lutz will appear has yet to be determined.

TheWrap previously reported that Akerman would be returning to “The Comeback” for two episodes.

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May 31,2014

Kellan Talks THE EXPENDABLES 3, Improvising One-Liners, His Desire to Play He-Man, and More

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From Collider.com:

Talk a little bit about who you get to play in the movie. You’re part of a “younger” Expendables.
LUTZ: My character, John Smilee—we went back and forth with creating a bunch of backstory with our characters because introducing so many of us, it’s hard to capture who they are and what their essence is within a couple pages of dialogue and scene coverage. Going back and forth, it was really imperative to see where John Smilee and all the characters start from. So they have kind of this up and down roller coaster development of the character throughout the script and with the other characters, and with the older guys. You see them budding heads just as a young guy will come in the older guy don’t like it. The younger guys get a bit cocky and then you see towards the end of the movie—no one really likes each other at the beginning and they’re forced to. Then at the very end everyone’s saving everyone else’s ass. Everyone shows that respect. The young guy showing respect for the older guy, the older guy showing respect for these new cats.

My character doesn’t smile much, I really wanted to make sure he stayed kind of true to his last name—the Smilee. Where you would think, this character has come from the shit. He was overseas fighting for his country, some shit went down, he was like, “What’s the point of working for the government, working for anyone.” He probably was probably the head of some recon division team and got his team blown up. So really he has all this guilt on him, throughout the movie I never wanted to smile. It was kind of like our hook where they call me “Smilee” and nothing could get me to smile.

Toward the end you see him kind of come out of his shell because Sly’s character, Barney, sees a lot of younger Barney within Smilee. He’s able to break through Smilee’s walls and really gets Smilee to move forward with his life and not just search after pain and pain just to feel something but to actually do something good or make amends. He has all this talent that’s just going to waste because he’s so depressed and so hurt on the inside. It’s just nice to have that father figure who can speak his recon language or rebellious language as Barney does. You see a great transition with my character and Barney. Smilee is an essence of Barney’s character back in the day, so Smilee is kind of the leader of these young Expendables and he really just keeps them in mind and tries to keep all the guys in line and be that mediator between the two as Barney would be.

Talk about off set hitting the gym. Did you guys all go together at any point? Is there like a competition between who can lift more?
LUTZ: No, there was never really competition on set. I’m a tall guy, but Terry Crews is a monster of a tall guy. He was doing his TV show, so when the young guns got to set, Terry had already shot out all his scenes. I really would’ve loved to have worked with him but hopefully there’s a next one, that’d be great. For me, working out with all the guys, we would work out on set. Sly has all these little gimmicky, really badass workout devices, like these long bars that are 8 pound bars, about 3 feet in length that he would use for his forearms. He would always had it on set and everyone loved it. So, he had the prop department build these forearm bars. Sly is awesome because he’s like, “Kellan, all you gotta worry about is your silhouette, how you look, how your silhouette looks. If you can get your traps big, your chest big, your back big, then you’ll look big.” He had all these cheats for looking big and he looks massive.

For us, working out together, we had Victor Ortiz, we had Ronda Rousey, who are professional fighters. We had Randy Couture and Jason Statham, everyone just wanted to workout with everyone. There was no competition. Ronda would invite us for running up the mountain because she was in training. Victor would go to the boxing gym, Randy would have us come to the gym and run with like 40 pound weights, like a weighted vest on. Jason would be doing his weights at the gym as well and we’d all spot each other. There was no competition at all, it was actually like the best frat party I could think of. I was never in a frat and having these guys who are just fun and funny and their own characters on and off screen but they’re all boys at the end of the day. We would all go out or we’d all go to dinner, everyone came along.

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