Actor Wesley Snipes, who portrayed the character of Blade in the 1998's movie of the same name, shared a useful piece of advice with new "Blade" star Mahershala Ali.

Snipes, 59, advised Ali, 47, that he should make sure he is in "shape" and avoid getting hurt as an action movie demands an actor to be an "elite athlete."

"Make sure you're in shape," he said in an interview with Yahoo's Kevin Polowy on Thursday. "Try not to get hurt, that's a biggie. The demands of an action movie is you've gotta be an elite athlete. And being well-conditioned to survive and to avoid injury. And enjoy it while it lasts."

Moreover, Snipes also spoke about Marvel replacing him with Ali.

"I'm cool with it," he told Polowy. "I don't walk around as Blade, so I'm not attached to the character... I feel no emotional loss. ZERO. I'm happy that's he's being cast."

Polowy shared the 57-second clip on Twitter with a title, “True Story.”

Snipes portrayed the vampire hunter in a trilogy of films released from 1998 to 2004. In 2019, when Marvel first announced the reboot of "Blade" without the original cast, especially Snipes, fans became furious.

"To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it's ALL GOOD. Such is the 'business' of 'entertainment!' Much peace to the MCU crew - always a fan," Snipes told Comicbook, at that time.

Fans were furious because Snipes had expressed his interest in reprising the Blade's character in 2016. "When it comes to another BLADE, there’s always a possibility," he tweeted, at that time. "Ball’s in Marvel’s court."

On the work front, Snipes will be featured in a crime thriller series, "True Story," which is slated to release on Nov. 24, Netflix. The series also stars Kevin Hart and Theo Rossi. The actor will also feature in the movies like "Back on the Strip" and "Outbreak Z."

Ali, on the other hand, will be next seen in a movie, "Leave the World Behind," which is directed by Sam Esmail. "Blade" is under pre-production and plot details are kept under wraps.

Wesley Snipes Again, Twitter users are the culprit for the latest scandal in fake Hollywood deaths, Wesley Snipes, who is said earlier this week to have been killed in a fight. The actor is alive in prison after being charged for defrauding the U.S. in 2006. Photo: Reuters