Lewis Tan, who is playing a character who has previously never existed in the Mortal Kombat lore but got penned down specifically for the upcoming movie’s sake. The actor revealed that the realistic fatality sets often make him sick.
While having a interview with Variety, Tan talked about how the movie had taken inspiration from violence and fatalities, and how the re-enacting or creating the same visceral moments on the set just made him sick to his stomach.
Yeah, they’re pretty gruesome. I walked on set one day and I didn’t know what was going on, and I accidentally walked into a post-fatality set and I felt pretty sick to my stomach. [Laughs.] I was like, “What the hell is this? What happened here?” It looked like somebody destroyed a buffet line, but there was no food.
Directed by Simon McQuoid, the movie will feature Tan as the protagonist named Cole Young. Being a former MMA fighter, Young must train in order to save the Earthrealm from the dangerous forces of Outworld.
While Tan is making his acting debut with the Mortal Kombat reboot, he has quite a lot of experience in doing stunt co-ordination. Having worked in movies such as Deadpool 2, Wu Assassins and the TV show Iron Fist, the actor also knows many martial art forms such Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Ju-Jitsu, and Japanese katana sword-fighting.[Via]