We haven’t seen Jackie Chan starring in American action movies for a while now. He’s still making movies just not American movies, but the last one he made in America was the 2017 movie The Foreigner, which was a brilliant movie and I have loved seeing him in some other role than action hero! So, why hasn’t Chan made a movie in the U.S. after that?
At a recent interview with filmelier, Chan explained that he “never left America,” he just couldn’t “find the right script.”
The actor said that the films he keeps being given from Hollywood are exactly all the same type of cop roles, and he is now more interested in taking on dramatic parts. Chan explains:
“I want to make sure that every year the audience can see so many different sides of Jackie Chan. I would like audiences to consider me as an actor who can do action, not just as an action star. I don’t like to repeat myself.”
It actually makes sense, I love him in the Police Story series but I think he has nailed that part already and should do something else. I think Chan has chosen that he has a range as an actor, and probably, he starts to get offered movie roles from Hollywood that he’s excited about playing. I love watching him in his movies! The guy still has a cult following that would love to see him make American movies!