Despite being in a relationship with a stunning woman, Jason Statham chose to bring a less glamorous date to The Expendables 3 premiere – none other than his Mean Machine co-star, Vinnie Jones. The two actors enjoyed the spotlight as they made their way down the red carpet at Leicester Square in London.
(Good) A night out with the guys: Jason Statham and long-time buddy Vinnie Jones hit up The Ivy for dinner after catching the premiere of The Expendables 3.
The two actors, Jason and Vinnie, have been close friends since working together on the popular crime movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels back in 1998. During the premiere of their latest film, Vinnie revealed that he was there as Jason’s guest for the night. However, his date, Rosie, had given him strict instructions to make sure that Jason does not stay out too late. So, Vinnie took it upon himself to ensure that they had a good time without getting carried away. After the event, the two went to dine at popular celebrity spot The Ivy.
Vinnie shared with the press at the London premiere that he was tasked by Jason’s girlfriend, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to take care of her partner. The two seem to share a close bond as friends, or shall we say, bromance.
The two celebrities took a moment to appreciate their fans, signing autographs for them outside of a popular celebrity hotspot. Afterwards, they continued their night at the film’s after party in DSTRKT club, where they were joined by the director of the blockbuster, Sylvester Stallone, as well as other cast members including Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes. These two have been good friends ever since they starred in Guy Ritchie’s gangster movie, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and have acted alongside each other multiple times, such as in Mean Machine and Snatch.
Vinnie, on the other hand, seems to have retained his intimidating presence despite choosing a peaceful meal over a wild night out. His gaze is enough to assert his dominance.
Let’s celebrate: Following their delicious dinner, the group of friends proceeded to the DSTRKT nightclub to continue their festivities at the official after-party.
Kudos to Jason and Vinnie who have decided to sport matching shaven heads that complement their smart suits. These guys have been through some rough times, like the time their truck plummeted 60ft into the Black Sea and got impaled. Thankfully, they had taken the doors off beforehand. If anyone else had been in that truck, they would have drowned due to their heavy boots and gun belts. But, thanks to Jason’s exceptional diving skills, they managed to escape. In other news, Rosie, who is a model, has expressed gratitude towards her ruggedly handsome partner for keeping her grounded in the hustle-bustle of Los Angeles.
Dressed up and ready to go: The duo smiled for the cameras while walking down the red carpet at the exclusive showing held in Leicester Square earlier tonight.
In the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, a model discussed the benefits of being in a relationship with an Englishman while living in Hollywood. She noted that it is easy to lose touch with reality in such a glamorous place, but being with someone from England keeps her grounded. Additionally, the model shared that she is not the type to be caught on camera having wild nights out and aims to conduct herself appropriately while still enjoying her life. She made it clear that she is not the type to be seen stumbling out of a nightclub with her undergarments exposed.
Rosie, who chose to stay at home, has expressed her admiration and gratitude towards her tough boyfriend for providing emotional stability as they reside in the glamorous city of Hollywood.