Bruce Lee inspired Dev Patel to take up martial arts
Washington: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star Dev Patel, who is an amateur martial artist, has revealed that he drew inspiration for the craft through film stars of his childhood days, most notably Chinese martial arts icon and film actor Bruce Lee.
"As a kid, I would sneak downstairs while my dad`s watching `Enter The Dragon` really late and I`d watch Bruce Lee and he just exuded this energy," a news channel quoted him as saying.
"I was like `wow, he`s just a superstar, he`s just so different and just a breath of fresh air.` And I started doing martial arts because of that," he added.
The 20-year-old actor is playing the role of Prince Zuko in his new action-adventure fantasy film ‘The Last Airbender.’