Sylvester Stallone was determined to shoot a reality show while he’s “still relevant”.
The 76-year-old actor is the focal point of a new reality series called ‘The Family Stallone’, and the Hollywood icon has revealed his motivation for making the show.
Stallone – who stars on the show alongside his wife Jennifer and daughters Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20 – told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “This would be great to share this notoriety with a reality show while you’re still relevant.
“I love my daughters, I love my wife and I wanted to share that. It’s something that I think is entertaining.”
Jennifer always wanted the show to be an authentic look at their lives.
She explained: “I didn’t want it to be set up. I didn’t want it to be, ‘Oh, we all get drunk and we all throw fits and we’re screaming at each other.’ I wanted to show people real life things that happen.”
Stallone hopes that fans will warm to his family as they watch the series.
He said: “I think we all have such big personalities. We’re very loud and funny. We come from love.”
Meanwhile, Stallone previously promised that his marriage troubles would be a prominent part of the reality show.
Jennifer filed a petition “for dissolution of marriage and other relief” at a court in Florida in August – but they subsequently reconciled their differences.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: “Of course it’s part of the show.
“It’s the John Lennon thing: ‘Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.’ Hopefully, you’re involved with people who understand the foibles of life and the fragility of it and how rare a real good relationship is.
“Sometimes I put the work ahead of [my family], and that is a tragic mistake which won’t happen again.”