26-year-old Australian actor Luke Bracey is a rising star in Hollywood and after a few supporting roles in Films like Monte Carlo, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and recently Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me, he stars next inPoint Break, a remake of Kathryn Bigelow‘s 1991 classic.
Starring in the leading role of Johnny Utah, a role played originally by Keanu Reeves, Bracey is in Toronto to promote the Action Thriller which goes up against some stiff competition at the Box Office this Christmas. He and Director Ericson Core last night surprised Fans at a screening of the Film at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas and Bracey was out doing press early today including stops at KISS 92.5 and CITY‘s Breakfast Television. Watch here.
On the gravity-defying stunts seen in this Remake, Bracey says, “I did as much as I could do before we let the professionals step in, that’s the one thing that drew me to the Movie – being such a fan of the original – is that if we’re gonna do it again, let’s really pay respect to the original sports and athletes”. He adds, “We’ve got the world’s best wingsuiters, surfers, rock climbers, motocross guys in the world. I did everything until they jumped in. “
On his most scary stunt he reveals, “I actually did get to hang-off Angel Falls about 1 km above the earth”. “They say do one thing a day that scares you. That was about enough for a 100 days”.
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Despite there being a crowd of Fans earlier out for Bracey, he made time for every one and stopped for Photos and Autographs. A gentleman and we love his new hair.