Two years after going on a . . . his nickname in the mean streets of Newport Beach (for which he got probation) . . . Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is soooo hot right now. Our 2007 cover boy just lost his UFC 114 bout in unspectacular fashion to Rashad Evans, true, but Rampage still stars in what could be a summer movie blockbuster opening Friday, June 11.
But, when it came to assuming The A-Team role of B.A. Baracus popularized by Mr. T, Jackson discovered, "Acting is kind of gay."
According to this Oh No They Didn't report, Rampage claims a crew member on the set of Fox's $100-million movie reboot of the '80s TV show called him a fag. Whether or not the worker bee was joking, Rampage took it as an insult--and responded by shouting back every homo-epithet in The Book of Homo-Epithets (Unabridged Edition).
Jackson accused the crew member of trying to spark a physical assault--and a resulting retirement-guaranteeing payday. But while relating the incident to a reporter in his trailer this past December, Rampage started thinking about his experience shooting the popcorn movie.
"Acting is kind of gay," said the 31-year-old mauler--and not just because he was in western Canada sat the time. "It makes you soft."
Exhibit A: his lackluster loss to Evans.
"You got all these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders when you're cold," Rampage continued. "I don't want a coat over my shoulders! I'm a tough-ass motherfucker!"
Actually, that would have been a nice opportunity to insert, "I pity the fool who puts a coat over my shoulders when I'm cold." But do go on, Mr. Olivier:
"Vancouver," he reportedly said, "strikes me as a San Francisco kind of place."
Uh-oh, it was because he was in western Canada at the time.
"I don't want individuals getting ideas about me."
What, you mean ideas like you are a repressed homosexual so fearful of being exposed that you fly into a rage based on something someone says and you assume everyone in a 2.1 million population metropolitan area must be gay, too, because, after all, they do have coffeehouses up there? Surely you must jest--and, no, I'm not calling you Shirley so please remove your meat paw from my pencil neck.
"I feel in my heart I'm the toughest motherfucker on the planet," explained Jackson. "And I don't want nothing changing my train of thought. If you don't believe that when we step inside the octagon, it shows."
Many critics online would agree it showed during his latest venture into the octagon. Some might even be tempted to lob a hurtful slur one hears from movie crew members these days.
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By the way, after Jackson shoots his load about making The A-Team, which also stars big-time fags Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper, the Oh No They Didn't post devolves into the kind of canned, from-the-set PR you expect from studios like Fox.
And that got me thinking? Anyone else notice that just before the opening of studio movie, someone involved in the production says or does something totally unrelated to the movie that draws big headlines and stories that mention the new movie?
It happens all the time, the most recent I recall off the top of my head was the too-big-for-his-Southwest-seat incident earlier this year involving director Kevin Smith, whose Cop Out for Warner Bros. was just about to hit theaters.