According to EW, Terry Crews says he wasn’t supposed to be in the original Expendables movie too much. Until he shocked Sylvester Stallone with his acting skills, who promptly had the movie re-written.
“When I was on that movie, I wasn’t getting a lot of light and they kept changing the script and I just kept disappearing,” the actor said. “I was like, ‘You know what, I’m gonna mail it in. I’m gonna say my lines and go home. I wanna get out of here.’ And something told me, ‘Terry, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. You have this chance to make history.’”
So Crews showed up to work to say what few lines he had at the time with all the “gusto” he could muster, and it made an impact.
“All of a sudden, Sly’s like, ‘You know what, I like that. Wait a second right here. Wait a second right here. I’m gonna change the movie!’” Crews said. “And he re-wrote the movie.”