It seems that, for , the thrills and megabucks of starring in action movies are just...Expendable. During his international promotional tour for Red 2, Willis talked to British paper The Mirror about his dwindling enthusiasm for big bangs:
Explosions are one of the most boring parts of my job. When you have seen a few fireballs, its not exciting anymore. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, I’m a bit bored of it now.
Gee, Bruce, I know just what you mean. Every morning when I jump out of a speeding car and roll into my office down a cliff's edge, I feel the deathly fingers of ennui tighten around my soul. Then, when my colleagues inevitably blow up the coffee machine and have to fight off an army of disgruntled Eastern-Bloc heavies with a barrage of ball-point pens, I just tut loudly and roll my eyes.
I am being a little mean to Willis here; as hard as it is for those of us who don't earn $1 million a day to understand, there is no replacement for job satisfaction. And he admits that the cash is not what he's complaining about:
I'm very clear with who I am...I like to earn lots of money from [action movies], but I do all types.
If were bemoaning lack of creative freedom, he would get a lot more sympathy, right? I know Willis comes off pretty rude in some of his interviews, but you can't blame a guy for getting bored with the same thing. That's how humans work: 'This is fun, I like it. Oh, now I've done it twenty times. Now I don't like it.' That is science, guys.
Here's Willis being underwhelmed by Red 2 in an interview for Magic FM:
Willis's feelings about Red 2 are pretty typical of his behavior recently. Check out this moviepilot story about his $3 million temper tantrum. What do you reckon, guys? Is Bruce a tortured artist or a bratty baby?
The original source for this story is viewable at The Mirror online.