Last week, I had the chance to speak with big-screen star Kellan Lutz about his hosting gig on the new FOX reality show, Bullseye. Iâ€™ve loved Kellan in everything Iâ€™ve seen him in, and it was awesome to talk to him and learn how nice a guy he seems to be in real life. Bullseye, which has contestants doing exciting stunts for a chance to win up to $50,000, is perfect for Kellan, and he explains why below. Check out what he had to sayâ€¦
On what attracted him to the show
Kellan Lutz: Everything. I am an adventure, risk taking junkie at heart, and I just live for action movies. Thatâ€™s why I do a plethora of action movies. I just love driving fast cars, shooting guns, doing fight scenes, and layering that with crazy stunts like Expendables 3, where I got to ride my motorcycle up eight stories. So, any time I can do something that really makes me push my comfort zone to the max, thatâ€™s what real life living is to me.
When Jon Kroll, an amazing producer, brought this to my attention, I saw this as a rule that he had. And I was just floored that they could get a way, production value of making these stunts, because a lot of the stunts that he showed me excelled way past any stunts Iâ€™ve ever done in my movies. So, being a part of the show, I wanted to be on the show and I said, â€œWhen can I do the stunts?â€ And he was like, â€œWell, weâ€™d like you to host it because we know this is right up your alley.â€ And Iâ€™d never hosted before, so I took a little bit of time and I thought about it, and it made sense because how I look at my career is I want to do stuff that Iâ€™m passionate about, stuff that just is me, is Kellan.
And hosting a show like this, it just seems right. It seems right up my alley. Iâ€™d be really excited every day with every new stunt. And Iâ€™m a people person, so I just love encouraging other people to step outside of their comfort zone and push their limits, and really live life the way that I love living, so the showâ€™s very organic for myself.
And also asking them, and the studio, Fox and Endemol if Iâ€™d be able to participate and partake in some of the stunts, they were hesitant at first, but they knew that that was the deciding factor for me. I couldnâ€™t just sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else have fun. So, they agreed and weâ€™re off to the races.
This whole project has been such an amazing experience, and I love every day on set. Thereâ€™s always amazing contestants, and thereâ€™s always a new stunt that Scott Larsen creates, and the whole company creates. And the crewâ€™s worked together on Wipeout and Fear Factor before, so I really stepped into a great family unit and they welcomed me with open arms. Then I get to do it with Godfrey [from The Godfrey Complex] who has us cracking up on set. So, the energy on set is just unlike anything Iâ€™ve ever experienced.
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