“I realized the Americans wanted me to film fo…

“I realized the Americans wanted me to film for three months but be with the crew for nine. And for six months, they wanted to record and copy all my moves into a digital library.”

“By the end of the recording, the right to these moves would go to them.”

“I was thinking: I’ve been training my entire life. And we martial artists could only grow older. Yet they could own [my moves] as an intellectual property forever. So I said I couldn’t do that.”

Jet Li on turning down a role for The Matrix

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