British acting legend Gary Oldman has cracked on that the real reason he signed up to star in the new RoboCop movie was for the money.
The Oscar-nominated star said it was the wage packet that motivated him to join the sci-fi reboot as Doctor Dennett Norton.
He made the quip at a press junket for the film alongside Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and director Jose Padilha.
The 55-year-old joked “Why am I in this movie? Money!
“I’m at the mercy of what the industry is making and what comes through my door.
“But I thought this was an intelligent script and I love Jose’s point of view.”
The actor, who has starred in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Nil By Mouth and four of the Harry Potter films, continued: “It’s always interesting when you’ve got someone on the outside coming in to make a movie like this, a part of American pop culture.
“You’ve got people like Alfonso Cuaron making Harry Potter, Tomas Alfredson makes Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and a Brazilian documentarian (Padilha) making RoboCop.
“It was a hard one to turn down really.”