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Jason Statham, Esquire

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Jason Statham is used to playing the tough guy, but in his latest film Spy, he's tackling a whole new genre: comedy.

The Brit opens up about starring alongside Melissa McCarthy in the latest issue of Esquire and admits that he isn't terribly concerned about winning anyone over.

"I've always been apprehensive about trying to do a f--king comedy, because they're either brilliant or they're f--king terrible," he explained.

"At least in making an action film, there's always going to be someone who wants to see a car chase. Even if a lot of the people don't like it, there will be a lot of people that do. But bad comedy is just garbage. But this works, and I give a lot of the credit—or all of the f--king credit—to Paul [Feig] and the writing."

Jason Statham, Esquire

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Feig reciprocated the actor's compliments by telling the mag, "Jason makes every movie better. I hate comedy that's trying to be funny. Jason doesn't have to try. He gets it."

And when Statham isn't busy on the set of action-packed flicks, or cracking up co-stars in comedies, he's hanging out with the leading lady in his life, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

The 47-year-old dished that when the two are able to find some quality time away from their hectic schedules, relaxing is the main objective.

When asked what home life is like for the good-looking duo, Statham joked, "We get drunk and float around the swimming pool." Sure you do.