Sylvester Stallone on finally playing a mob boss in new series: ‘Better late than never’

Die akteur, 75, shared with Entertainment Tonight at the U.K. première van “Tulsa Kingthat he is excited to take on the role of DwightThe GeneralManfredi.

I’ve always wanted to play a gangster sinceI basically started off my career mugging everyonebut it never happened. I have my thoughts on why, but better late than never,” hy het gesê. “Taylor Sheridan wrote an idea, a screenplay that was really good and Terence Winter, who wrote ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ they put it all together and what you have is East meets West.

Sylvester Stallone is taking on a role he's wanted his entire career. He will star as a mob boss in Paramount+ new series, "Tulsa King."

Sylvester Stallone is taking on a role he’s wanted his entire career. He will star as a mob boss in Paramount+ new series, “Tulsa King.(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Hy gaan voort: “[My character, Dwight,] comes out of prison after 25 jare, expects to be rewarded for keeping his mouth shut and he’s betrayed.

He added that his character’s next assignment is to run Tulsa ina different world, different kind of people, and he starts to become indoctrinated into the Western sort of life. So, it’s a combination of the two. It’s a dark comedy, but also it can get rough.

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Die drama series features Garett Hedlund, Jay Will, Domenick Lombardozzi and Max Casella. It will air this November.

Stallone shared how he was introduced to one of the shows’ writers, Taylor Sheridan.

Stallone attended the Paramount+ UK Launch on June 20, 2022 in Londen, Engeland.

Stallone attended the Paramount+ UK Launch on June 20, 2022 in Londen, Engeland. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

My daughters and I were practicing — I play polo a lot; a long time ago people would say, how can you afford it? I played with the worst horse on the planet, but I learned and eventually after I made money, I started to go intobarrel racing. Dit is baie, very delicate, and I brought my daughters into it and Taylor Sheridan was at the same barn, and he hadn’t made it yet,” Stallone said.

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He still acting and I think he was still doing ‘Sicario,’ just on the cusp, and I thought, 'Jy weet wat, I’m going to do another ’Rambo’, you want to write it?'”

Stallone continued: “He goes, 'Geen, I’m kind of busy on my own thing,’ and then we got into a conversation. He ended up buying my daughter’s horse and then he bought a second onebut they are the earliest inception of his transition into being this megastar.

Tanya Giles, Paramount+ Chief programming officer of streaming and Sylvester Stallone celebrate the launch of Paramount+ in the U.K.

Tanya Giles, Paramount+ Chief programming officer of streaming and Sylvester Stallone celebrate the launch of Paramount+ in the U.K. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Die “Rambostar did not close the door on possible cameos on Sheridan’s Paramount+ shows, insluitend “Yellowstone,” which stars Kevin Costner.

“Absoluut,” hy het gesê, before acknowledging that he and Costner have known each other forcenturies.

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He’s finally run into a guy who’s like, ‘I’d just like to have a retirement home. Do you mind if I buy your entire ranch? I got an offer you can’t refuse.’ … That’d be great. Good man.

The Academy Award winner is excited for his fans to see him take on a role he has not played before and see him in a new way.

Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and actress Demi Moore attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for Bruce Willis in 2006.

Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and actress Demi Moore attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for Bruce Willis in 2006. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

You’re probably going to see, ten goede of ten kwade, who I am,” Stallone said.

A lot of actors go into, who should I morph into? I think if you just say what happens — what would it be like if Sylvester Stallonejust became a gangster? The personality is mine; I’m a gangster but I don’t change the way I talkYou have your personality like the way you are right nowYou never see it coming. You don’t automatically become the stereotype gangster. That’s too obvious. You just be yourself.

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