Mr. T ‘Pities the Fool’ Who Watches the New A-Team Movie
Mr. T, star of the popular ’80’s sitcom The A-Team, speaks his opinion on the movie dedicated to the show. Mr. T, who played B.A. Baracus on the show, was offered a cameo in the new flick but declined, however, saying he “knew what was coming.”
He did attend the Los Angeles premiere, where he admitted his fears were confirmed. “It was too graphic for me,” he says “People die in the film and there’s plenty of sex, but when we did it, nobody got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore.” Ouch!
Apparently, Mr. T isn’t the only member of the original A-Team that feels slighted. Dirk Benedict, who played “Face” in the series (played by Bradley Cooper in the remake), seemed pretty miffed, too, when asked about his cameo in the film. “I’m on for a mere three seconds and I find that pretty insulting.”
When asked about their opinions on the finished product, Ultimate Fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (who plays B.A. Baracus in the remake) seemed a little concerned with maintaining his ‘tough guy’ persona, saying that the entire acting profession “makes you soft.” Those sound like fightin’ words!
The always funny Bradley Cooper had but one complaint, he said his shirtless scenes made him look “like a chimpanzee.” Brad, I doubt the ladies will mind!
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Mr. T since the announcement of the remake. He has been quoted as saying “There is only one A-Team. That’s why me or any of the other guys won’t do it. It won’t be like the original. There will be people dying in this one and there will be sex. Not R-rated sex but sex scenes. They are going in a different direction. If they don’t want me as B.A., then I’m not going to settle for second best.”
And a personal favorite, when asked about appearing in The Expendables, he said “I’m waiting for the call. But it sounds like a “Dirty Dozen” type of movie. Besides, why would I want to be in another team? I was in the best one.”