Jason Statham’s Secret Talent Is the Last Thing You’d Expect From the Action Star

by Allison Hambrick

Jason Statham’s fiancée Rosie Huntington-Whitely revealed the actor’s surprising creative talent: interior design.

“I’m renovating at the moment, which is exciting because property and interiors are things I’m getting more excited about now,” said Huntington-Whitely in an interview. “But Jay is the real visionary in this family, and his taste and aesthetic are second to none. People are so surprised because that’s not what they expect. But really, when it comes to furniture and architecture, I have learnt so much from him.”

While they previously lived in Los Angeles, Statham and Huntington-Whitely relocated to the UK. They own both a primary home as well as an investment property. Both are being renovated.

“He knows the value of a pound,” she continued. “And he understands what hard work gets you… He didn’t act until he was well into his thirties, so he had this big chunk of life where he was a painter and decorator and he was on the door of clubs and he was on the market stall, trading… So he’s got that real groundedness and I love the fact he will pass that on to our child as well.”

Jason Statham and Roșie Huntington-Whitely Expecting Baby No. 2

Additionally, this isn’t the first time Rosie Huntington-Whitely praised Jason Statham. The couple has been together since 2010, and they share a son. Earlier this year, the model reflected on the first time she met Statham

“The first evening I ever met him and spent time with him… I remember calling my friend the next day and just being like, Wow, he’s so unexpectedly not who I thought he’d be,” Huntington-Whitely said. “He’s so grounded and humble, he’s really fun and charismatic and energetic. Those were all things I just wasn’t expecting about him and what drew me to him.”

Back in August, Huntington-Whitely revealed that she and Statham were expecting a second child. The model did so through a cheeky series of photos. In the pictures, she is seen wearing loose-fitting outfits, until one final shot reveals her baby bump.

The duo have been engaged since 2016. Statham, of course, is a bankable action star, but Huntington-Whitely has her own successful career as a Victoria’s Secret model. Additionally, she starred alongside Shia LaBeouf in Transformers: the Dark of the Moon. She also had a role in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Interestingly, Huntington-Whitely replaced Megan Fox as LaBeouf’s love interest in 2011, but Megan Fox acts alongside Statham in the upcoming film The Expendables 4. The film is written by film icon Sylvester Stallone, as were the first three. Of course, Statham was with the franchise from the start. More or less every star in the film is iconic in their own right.