"He had most
of those lads throwing up he was working them so hard, ...
We did basic strength and fitness training for about two
hours ... and then we'd start choreographing all of the
fight sequences and then we'd go into the afternoon and
rehearse and then go out in the evening and start drinking,
which is probably why the next morning people were throwing
"You can go outside and have a straightener on the cobbles
with your fists or you can go shoot kids, ... I've
encountered the direct aftermath of gang activity in Venice
[Beach] with my mum, walking down the street, where we got
caught for 12 hours, we couldn't get my car out, because two
kids had been shot dead and one of them had landed with his
head touching the tire of my car."
"I think we all kind of thought those would be the most fun,
the fight scenes. And they were the most challenging.
Physically exhausting and complicated and kind of very
specific and intricate, so they just took a long time to
film. I think that we all thought that we'd get to set, have
a punch up and we'd get it on film and be wrapped, but it
wasn't quite like that."
"When you see them in the streets, they're very much just
alcohol fueled madness. And none of these guys are trained
fighters. There's very few prizefighters that go out and get
involved in this. Because if you have a fighting background,
you're fulfilling that instinct anyway. You don't need to go
out looking for it on the streets. These are generally guys
that just drink a lot of beer. It's more about actually
adrenalin I think than the fighting itself. It's a huge