A villain in John Wick 3, Mark Dacascos, talked about various things as the movie got ready for its home release
Mark Dacascos undertook a central villain role in John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum. The movie that grossed over $300 million globally is getting its home release. While Keanu Reeves had been the talk of the town along with the cinematography, there is a surprising element in the famous movie.
A central villain in John wick Chapter 3 was originally set out to play a small role
Mark Dacascos who cast as Zero in John Wick 3 was, in fact, originally set to play a small role. But later, director Chad Stahelski upgraded him. And he became the story’s last villain (who fought John Wick) in the exact week that shooting kicked off.
Recently, Mark Dacascos sat down with Screen Rant for an interview and discussed how he prepped for the role in such short amount of time. “I got the text from Chad Stahelski, our director, on a Sunday to call him on Monday. I called him on Monday, he said, “Dacascos, things have changed. You’re going from a couple of scenes to the lead villain.”
Furthermore, Mark Dacascos narrated in the interview, “I leave Monday night, I got there Tuesday, Wednesday prep, Thursday shooting. So, there was not a lot of preparation for me and I just had to get my mind and spirit and body ready to go 100 miles an hour, you know? Because Keanu, Halle, the whole team came in; they’re very well prepared. Fortunately, 87eleven Action Design, Chad, Keanu – very welcoming. I like to think that they got me up to where I could perform with them.”
Later, Mark Dacascos expressed what he learned from his role as Zero in John Wick 3, “Life changes, and there are ups and downs. I think in my case, doing John Wick 3, when things are up – really appreciate, be grateful, and be aware and present. Because you know it’s not going to last, so enjoy it while it’s there.”