Speaking at a White House press conference, he said: “The time has come for the two studios responsible to decide whether they are going to hand this young American back, or to continue breaching his human rights, ie subjecting him to Vin Diesel’s acting.”
However, he was later reported to have gone on hunger strike until he was allowed access to an “entertainment lawyer”.
He has used his role in the action series to signal to his family that he is safe, using in-jokes such as the dragging of a bank vault through Rio’s streets behind a pair of souped-up muscle cars.
“We know what that means. Good times,” laughed Walker’s dad at the time.
President Obama yesterday added: “One Race Films and Original Films have even refused to give him the more interesting of the two roles, it’s inhumane. We’re sending in the SEALS.”
Walker had been warned not to audition for the role, as other actors had become trapped in previous action series, such as Louis Gosset Jr in the Iron Eagle movies.
And following severe military cutbacks in 2011, Michael Sheen was injured after actual seals were used to free him from the Underworld series.
The family of Drew Barrymore have not given up hope that one day she can be freed from the endless series of romcoms between which her captors have shunted her since the late 1990s.
Private detectives have closed in on her several times in Central Park but been overcome after being glimpsing “an overpoweringly schmaltzy script”.Tweet