Matthew Fox Speaks on Playing Racer X

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Television fans can't wait to see Matthew Fox return to the small screen on Lost (coming back January 31!).

But movies fans and comic book fans are also excited to see this actor portray Racer X in the upcoming Speed Racer movie. Fox recently discussed the role.

"When I found out that the Wachowskis were doing Speed Racer and were interested in me for it, I immediately went on the Internet, and as soon as I saw Racer X, I was like, I think that looks like me," Fox said. "I kinda think I would be a good Racer X. [Laughs] So then I was like, Dammit, I'm going to win this role! I went and read for it, and then waited quite a while."

The actor added that "Racer X is all about mystery. And it's all about not just disguise of suit, but it's disguise of voice â€" he's, like, impenetrable."


Fox also said he did all his own stunt work, something many actors cannot claim.

"I'm proud I did it all. They didn't double me. The stunt guys were like, 'We think you can do everything. Do you want to do everything?' 'Damn right I want to do everything. I want to do everything to the point where you think it looks like crap," he said.

"That's when I need you to step in and help me out.' [During] some of it I was just dying. I would do these fight sequences in this leather thing, and the amount of sweat was extraordinary. I was coming home ultra-dehydrated."

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Speed Racer Quotes

Pops Racer: You think you can drive a car and change the world? It doesn't work like that!
Speed: Maybe not, but it's the only thing I know how to do and I gotta do something.

Move it, Speed! It's getting ugly out there!