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The National Ledger spent some time speaking with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje about his role as Heavy Duty in the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA film, mostly focusing on the training and conditioning required for the action-packed movie.

“The actor known as Mr. Eko to fans of “Lost” (see photo right) and as Wally as a schoolboy back home in London — tells us that in his role of ordinance expert Heavy Duty, at one point he shoots a 120-pound cannon “that’s normally strapped to a helicopter. They don’t call him Heavy Duty for nothing. Everything on that film was heavy duty, man.” He also found himself “suspended on hinges and strings from a spacecraft, firing 500-600 rounds per second. And for all that pay, you have to look good, not sweat, say the line on cue and not fire over the words. You have to keep a cool head.”

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