MANILA – U.S. actor Steven Seagal, well-known for enjoying motion roles like a vice squad detective in “Above the Regulation”, met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte whereas on a location scouting journey in Manila.
Video footage launched by authorities channel RTVM confirmed Seagal animatedly speaking to Duterte.
Seagal, sixty five, was within the Philippines to search for a location for his upcoming film which might be “about unlawful medicine and different crimes”, a presidential palace assertion stated.
The assertion stated that Duterte advised Seagal that “films are a mirrored image of life” and “reiterated his robust stance towards unlawful medicine as a result of it enslaves individuals to a type of artificial chemical.”
Duterte has been concerned in a lethal drug struggle since taking workplace final June, and on Wednesday ordered all drug operations be left to the drug enforcement company, amid unprecedented scrutiny of police conduct within the brutal crackdown that has left hundreds of Filipinos lifeless.
Earlier this week, Seagal stated at a information convention in Manila that he didn’t assume the Philippines was “a harmful place”.
“It’s a spot that’s up and coming with the brand new management,” the Philippine Star reported him as saying.
Duterte was nicknamed “The Punisher” as a result of his zero-tolerance of crime and medicines in the course of the 22 years he was mayor of southern Davao Metropolis.
A former martial arts teacher, Seagal is legendary for motion hero roles in blockbuster films within the Nineteen Nineties, similar to “Underneath Siege” and “Exhausting To Kill”.
He has additionally starred in a actuality tv collection referred to as “Steven Seagal: Lawman”, through which he carries out duties as a reserve deputy sheriff in Louisiana.