“Jackie don’t feel bad, but…”: Jackie Chan’s Relentless Training Of 3 Months All Went To Waste After Producer Decided It Wasn’t Good Enough

Jackie Chan's Relentless Training Of 3 Months All Went To Waste After Producer Decided It Wasn't Good Enough
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Jackie Chan has always been a hard-working actor. Be it acting, singing, or life-threatening stunts- the 69-year-old actor does it all by himself. A martial artist and a fabulous actor, Chan has bagged several top-notch roles in numerous blockbuster movies and has established a firmly reputed and respected position in the industry. Whatever the situation may be, the Rush Hour actor isn’t one to give up or back down. Instead, he tries harder.

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Jackie Chan is a highly regarded and respected actor
Jackie Chan is a highly regarded and respected actor

That’s exactly what he did for his 2002, The Tuxedo when the director told him that the song he had been training for for 3 months wasn’t exactly good enough and that they were going to change it.

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Jackie Chan’s 3 Months Of Training All Went To Waste 

Jackie Chan had to dance and sing simultaneously in The Tuxedo (2002)
Jackie Chan had to dance and sing simultaneously in The Tuxedo (2002)

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This happened when Chan had to train for singing a song like the late James Brown for a scene in the movie. While the actor didn’t find singing a song or dancing to one difficult, shooting for The Tuxedo made him realize that he had to sing an English song word by word and then dance simultaneously. This, certainly, wasn’t an easy task. But Jackie Chan wasn’t one to give up. 

Instead, he made sure to train hard for three months until he finally got the hang of singing and dancing at the same time. However, right when he got familiar with the process, the director of the movie decided to change it. Recalling the incident, Chan said,

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“Dancing. Okay. I like dancing, but I have to sing and remember every lyric! Every day I’m getting tired. We work on it for three months! I practice! At the end of the month, the producer came and said, ‘Jackie don’t feel bad, but we don’t like that song.’ So I learn another song, and we get along fine, and I do it in [the] movie. It turned out pretty good.”

Just like that, at one command of the director, Jackie Chan’s three months’ worth of training all went to waste. And yet, he agreed to practice for a different song and ended up giving his best.

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Jackie Chan’s Role In The Tuxedo

Jackie Chan in a still from The Tuxedo
Jackie Chan in a still from The Tuxedo

Although the storyline of The Tuxedo is rather absurd, Jackie Chan agreed to play it. He portrays the character of James Tong, who is a chauffeur of a secret government agent, and who later inherits his boss’s top-secret project after he dies.

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Now, here’s the fun part: the top-secret project is actually a high-tech suit of armor that looks like a tuxedo that can manipulate the limbs of the person wearing it, making them a super-spy action hero. What’s funnier is that the tuxedo can also make its wearer dance, the reason why Chan had to practice for 3 months for singing and dancing simultaneously to a song. 

Despite being slightly ridiculous, the movie had a fun side to it, judging by how Jackie Chan was the one playing the lead. And thanks to the same reason, the movie was widely loved by fans and became another name in the list of Jackie Chan’s superhit movies of all time.

You can watch The Tuxedo (2002) on Pluto TV.

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Source: Slash Film

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