Bruce Willis is bored with action films.
According to TheWrap, the 58-year-old actor confessed to XLS Magazine in Spain that big, explosive action films hold little interest for him these days.
"Explosions are one of the most boring parts of my job," Willis said. "When you have seen a few fireballs, it’s not exciting anymore. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, I'm a bit bored of it now."
Willis -- who has starred in “A Good Day to Die Hard,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Red 2” so far this year -- acknowledged that his bread is buttered largely from roles in expensive action films, but he says he likes to act in different types of projects.
"I am very clear with who I am," Willis said. "I work in all sorts of films, but the action movies are the ones that generate the most revenue. I like to earn lots of money from those, but I do all types: small productions, mega-projects, medium sized, even science fiction."
A rep for Willis reached out to the Huffington Post to refute the comments just as they were making the rounds online, saying that the “translation was off” and that “these are not his words.”
It hasn’t been a good summer for Willis. Just last week, Sylvester Stallone called the actor “greedy and lazy” after refusing a $3 million payday for four days of work on “The Expendables 3.”
"He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million," a source told the Hollywood Reporter. “A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no."
Later that same day, Stallone tweeted that Willis would be replaced by Harrison Ford. "WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!," Stallone wrote.
"I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford—a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film," the source added.
In July, Willis received widespread criticism for his behavior during an interview with English reporter Jamie Edwards to promote “Red 2.”
Willis said he could “hardly keep his mind” on the interview. "Has any actor ever told you this Jamie? This part is not acting,” Willis said. “The fun part is over. We're just selling the film now. Sales."
When Edwards asked Willis how he would like to sell the film, the actor replied: “I wouldn’t. I’d slash my hooves.”