Actor Bren Foster recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner about his role in the new action-packed crime thriller “Force of Execution.”
In “Force of Execution,” which will be available beginning Dec. 17 on Blu-ray and DVD, Foster plays a mob enforcer who botches a job and is banished by his boss (Steven Seagal). With the help of an ex-con restaurant owner (Danny Trejo), he rediscovers his will to survive a coming conflict and wreak vengeance on those who have wronged him.
Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner's full interview with Foster by clicking on the image above this article. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the actor discusses the fight sequences in “Force of Execution” as well as what he believes viewers will take away from watching the film.
“I think the element that people forget with action movies is that sometimes there is a little bit of contact in there. A lot of the time we were really hitting each other pretty hard. [Most of what] you see was actually choreographed there on the set and a lot of it was actually full contact - particularly with the body shots.
“A lot of the guys that I am fighting are about 250 pounds plus. They have got like hard, armadillo, plastic protective padding on their fronts and backs and a lot of the body rips - the punches, the body kicks and the leg kicks - were actually full contact. I was actually really hitting these guys.
“No matter how far you think that you have fallen in life or in anything in general, there is always a way back. You just have to want to come back. My character [thinks] that he has lost everything. He has physically lost the mobility of his hands. His hands were taken from him in terms of usage. But with the help of Danny Trejo’s character, he finds his way back. And he comes back better and badder than ever.
“Anytime you commit to a role, you find personalizations that parallel yourself to your character. I think it just gives you a sense of clarity about that aspect of yourself. Everyone has their downtimes in life. But they push through them. I think knowing what my downtime was, bringing that to this character and then finding my way through his downtimes clarified a lot of things in my life. You realize when you are down and when you bring yourself out of that the difference is like night and day. Those parallels are what I injected into this character to make him come alive.” - Bren Foster