Catching Up With 'Skin Trade' Co-Star MICHAEL JAI WHITE!
Film Combat Syndicate: Hello Michael, I'm glad to finally be able to share a dialogue with you on my site. I haven't had a chance to see the recent interview you did with my friend Eoin Friel at The Action Elite, but I know you attended this year's Middle East Film and Comic Con. How was it? And how is your year going so far, in general?
MJW: My manager Craig was one of the producers so I knew about the film from him. Tony Jaa and I are friends, and I really liked the idea of doing a movie together. Of course who could resist being in a movie with Hellboy, Robocop and Drago.
MJW: It is a very friendly place. The people are very nice, the atmosphere is relaxed and exotic. I rode elephants, hung out with friends and had fun.
MJW: The film went very smoothly. Dolph is very professional and very detail oriented. The cast were really great as was the crew. Overall it was a great experience.
MJW: Frankly its not just human trafficking but all the other crimes against basic human rights and dignity. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I think this movie really brings the issue home. I sure hope so. As for ending this crime for good, I wish but I don’t think its that easy.
MJW: I really like the Facebook page and it has grown quite quickly. I have been active on twitter for sometime. The Facebook page allows broader scope for messages, photos and interaction with the public and I really like that. As for my fans, they are the best!!
MJW: He is a pro and we know how to keep in sync together. That is really important. You have to feel comfortable with what you are doing and you have to feel it is done well.
MJW: I think you will see a trailer quite soon, and then we will see where things go from there. I think you will like what you see.
MJW: The action was really spectacular, I was impressed. The remake sounds like fun. If there is a fit, I would love to look at it.
MJW: Both close to my heart and on the active to do list.
MJW: Once you know your character it is so much easier to work within that identity and take it to directions that you could not in your first outing. If we do another film, you will certainly get to know Case much better.
MJW: I have a couple of projects in the works. Black Dynamite 2 is active and will really expand on the character and his “adventures”. The other projects I will talk about over the next few months as they develop.
MJW: My family gives me the peace of mind that I need. As I have matured I have also developed certain perspectives on life and learned that all things come in their time.
MJW: In a sense I am always still learning. If I have learned anything it is to value others and value the opportunities that are presented to learn and to grow. There are so many possibilities available in the world, you just need to see them.
MJW: I find the fans are inspiring. I would tell people follow your dream, follow your instincts and Never Back Down.
Thanks for taking the time to ask me these questions I really appreciate it. Give my best regards to your readers.