I was stabbed when I was 17. It was touch and go, and my lung collapsed, and I was in hospital for five days. It is part of my back story.
— Ed Skrein
I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.
I definitely didn't have any dreams of grandeur or dreams of becoming an action movie star.
When I was playing Ajax, he thinks he's a hero; he thinks he's saving people. He thinks he's helping Wade Wilson by turning him into Deadpool.
I never really look back. My journey has been unorthodox in many ways. All I do is count my blessings and try to be as present as I can, and I'm thankful for every step of this journey.
I always roll with the way things are, so as soon as one decision happens, you just realign and move on and make another decision.
I'm mad creative for acting.
I studied fine arts, and color and composition was always my thing, but I've never been too wild with my fashion.
I like making art.
I like having my back against the wall and doing things I'm not supposed to be good at.
I just want to do something well and be a good person with a happy, healthy family.
We're always compared to somebody in all walks of life, aren't we?
When it's finished, I'll get the box set, and I'll have a 'Game of Thrones' month, and that'll be fantastic. That'll be really exciting.
Real human emotion is always interesting.
My plan was to stay with 'Game of Thrones' for the long haul. That was always my plan. I would have loved to.
A lot of time, I've had bosses who were women that were, like, described as battleaxes, and I loved 'em, man. We get on like houses on fire.
To me, everyone is equal.
'Spawn' was my favorite growing up, but I loved 'X-Men' and the 'Hulk' too.
However we can spread love and progression, we've got to do it.
You can be powerful without being loud and aggressive.
Even after premieres or events, some of the stars are like, 'Let's go out' and I just go back to the hotel room. I am the most boring person.
I don't think I am an action movie star now; I've just done a couple of action movies! I'm just so respectful of the people that have come before me and the hard work they've put in.
I've always been a Marvel fan, always been a 'Deadpool' fan.
I couldn't do what I did in 'Deadpool' without 'Transporter,' categorically.
I think, in any workplace environment, the atmosphere trickles down from the top.
Some of my favorite auditions have been with female directors.
When I'm dressing down, it's simple: I want a good cut, no logos, and usually quite dark colors. My wardrobe is pretty much black, gray, and navy, with a little bit of white.
The only memory I have of playing the saxophone was in a school play. We put on 'Grease,' which is still one of my favorite movies. I played Danny, and I slid out on my knees and played a really out-of-tune 'Blue Moon.'
I'm very passionate about the use of sports in young people's lives to build self-esteem and self-discipline and self-confidence. It's been a big thing for me.