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ArtIamA glass artist. Every week people from all over the world come to Seattle to watch me submerge their loved one's cremains into molten glass. AMA!

Sep 8th 2016 by vitalityspeaks • 12 Questions • 141 Points

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Bug Hall started his career as an actor in the role of Alfalfa in 1994's The Little Rascals. Since then, Hall has had roles in numerous film and television productions, including Masters of Sex, Castle, and Revolution. He can be seen next in the film The Long Run. Bug plays the lead role of Arthur Davidson in 3-part mini-series Harley and the Davidsons premiering Monday, Sept. 5 on the Discovery Channel.

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Is there a favorite piece of yours that you have created?

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Undisputed 4 has been pushed back to 2017?


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What's your favorite memory from making The Little Rascals?

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My favorite pieces are the pendants called "Angel's Wings," which are the newest addition to our line. I love that they are so intimate and close to your heart. They are simple and elegant. here's a pic of me wearing the pendant necklace


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Sorry but yes. January I was told.

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All the stuff at the clubhouse was a blast. They actually built the thing on a hill overlooking the Dodger Stadium. As a kid it seemed so grand and magical.


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Double barrelled question.

1) as a martial artist do you have much competitive fight experience?

2) Is there any realism to your choreographed fight scenes, as in would you able to fight like that for real , (knowing you have the skills and ability to do such moves) how effective are they?


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How did you get ready for the role? And was this filmed in Milwaukee?


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1) I'm a trained martial artist and I can handle myself in most situations but I have travelled a different path. I believe I'd be a good fighter if I trained for that but its a different type of training and I'm happy not getting punched in the face TOO often.

2)I doubt I'd be able to land a Guyver Kick on the streets. Best to keep it simple, thats what works best.

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I started with getting as familiar as possible with the script, and then dove into researching Arthur. I really loved him the more I learned. We did a lot of mechanic work, and riding. Just really spent a couple months soaking up everything "Harley-Davidson". We spent a lot of time in Milwaukee during development, but filmed in Romania. There just wasn't anywhere in the States that still looked like the turn of the century. We have been so successful as a country that shooting period stuff here becomes difficult.


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What are your ambitions?

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Hi Mr. Adkins, thanks for doing this AMA! I've been a massive fan of yours for many years now and proudly own nearly all your films on blu ray or dvd. You've been vocal in the past about the negative effect piracy has on the DTV market. Is there anything the fans can do beyond purchasing the films to help combat this? Thanks again Scott and I'll be first in line tomorrow for Hard Target 2!


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Do you regret not creating r/UnexpectedBugLife?

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My ambitions are to build community. Furnace glass is a quickly dying technique, despite how long it has been around. It hasn't changed much as far as the process goes. I see the danger of this ancient practice fading away and I want to do everything I can to build up this community to keep it strong and alive. Glass is my passion, I love to share the feeling it gives me with others.

Artful Ashes is doing all of this incredible healing for people, giving them a distraction from their grief and a reason to smile. But besides what's on the face, behind the scenes, this business is working on building up the glass art community. We rent from a non-profit studio every week called Pratt Fine Arts Center and bring new faces into the facility, exposing people to the artist community. Also, every week we donate 4hrs of free hotshop glass rental time to random artists in the area. To an artist, it's such a rat race, this small gift is a tremendous help.

I feel that if people work together, than we can keep this art medium (my passion) alive.


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Just support my films by buying them. If you do then I promise the quality will go up and up as we get more time to make them better. I appreciate your support buddy.

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Ha that is awesome!


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Your work (and the idea and meaning behind it) is beautiful.

Does it get difficult emotionally constantly hearing stories of grief and pain though?

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What's it like working with John Hyams and Isaac Florentine? I love your work with both of them. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is insane.

are there any other action filmmakers out there you'd like to work with?


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Where'd "Bug" come from?

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Yes, it can be incredibly difficult. Some of the stories I hear are just absolutely unbelievable, (as in "how could this happen to a person?!")

I am constantly putting myself in other people's shoes, which can be dangerous because I'm supposed to be the rock!


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They are premier DTV directors. I believe John will go on to bigger things, he's a true artist.

I'd love to work with James Cameron, big fan.

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It was a nickname pretty much from birth. My mom introduced me in kindergarden as "Brandon" my legal name. I freaked out because I had never heard that name before. Everybody had to explain to me that it had actually always been my name. I refused and kept Bug.


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Thanks for answering. And I hope you know how important your work is to people. :)

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really excited for Hyams' remake of Maniac Cop


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Ideal first date?

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Oh! And how could I forget "Rick and Morty." Favorite TV series... Such a tricky question for me.


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That would depend on the person I was taking out.


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How does someone learn to blow glass, and how big of a learning curve is there?

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What bikes are currently in your stable?

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Glassblowing is traditionally taught with the master and apprentice relationship. You start by sweeping the floor, or charging the furnace with glass at night, then eventually you move onto the simpler glass assistant tasks (like opening glory hold doors and annealing oven doors w/o pay), then maybe you start blowing into the pipe when asked, and so on and so forth. In Seattle, glassblowing is very prominent. You can learn by taking classes in numerous private studios or non-profit art centers until you are proficient enough to rent studio time. Otherwise, you can learn at a university (like I did). If you're really lucky, your high school might have a glassblowing program.

Like anything, practice makes perfect.

I personally struggled immensely when I started. I watched many of my classmates excel with technical processes and just the overall understanding of how the material works (on a scientific level). Those who picked it up the quickest seemed to have numerous years of experience in pottery. There's a lot of similarities in the two processes: working on an axis, finding center, finesse, etc.

The learning never ends. You can always learn something new and increase your skill set no matter how long you have been practicing.


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Expendables 2?? Dream come true. Honour to be part of the club.

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I've got a Sportster back home in Texas, and spent a lot of years on Beemers. My R1200C was my fav. I recently gave up riding though when I preposed to my fiance. It was her first ride, and my last. Seemed fitting.


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Hi, I've heard about you/artful ashes before, I have a terminally ill spouse, and we discussed doing this with his ashes. We both love the idea of a glass sculpture, instead of an urn... 1)Do you use all of them or only some? 2)I'd definitely fly out and wait for the piece to be made( I live in a different country)...is there a long wait list to have one done? 3) Who was your influence in art? like why/when did you start pursuing it? I'm sure I'll think of more...

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Hi Scott! I was just wondering if you felt any pressure starring in a sequel to a classic action movie like Hard Target? Also how do you feel about the fight sequences in the film?


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Filmed in Romania? How was the food?

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How tiny are we talking?


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It certainly is a classic and I'm a huge fan of the original. I was nervous to do ANOTHER sequel to a Van Damme film but when I read the script it seemed very suited to me and I knew it would be a quality production form Universal so I went with it.

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Very Romanian :]

It was actually very similar to the stuff I grew up on, Meat and potatoes... lots of meat and potatoes.


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Hi, I'm a huge martial arts movie fan, I watched almost every movie you were in (favourite one is Ninja Shadow of a tear and of course the Undisputed movies)

  1. Who is your favourite martial arts actor to watch?
  2. Who is your favourite martial arts actor to work with or you would like to work with?
  3. Which one of your movies was your favourite one to make and which one is the most fun to watch for you?
  4. When filming martial arts movies, what is the most challenging aspect "regular" people don't really consider?
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I'm in the market for a new motorcycle to replace my current one. Should I get a Triumph Bonneville or a Honda CB1100?


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  1. Bruce Lee
  2. Love to work with Donnie Yen & Tony Jaa
  3. Favourite to make was Hard Target 2 as something crazy everyday. I like Undisputed 3 a lot
  4. How much it hurts.
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Oh that's tough! Do you want it as is? What do you want it for? The bonnie is a great bike for commuting, and it's a tone of fun. The CBs have always been some of my favs! The old CBs make for great cafe racers :]

Basically, Commuting = Bonnie

Edit: Check out the Thruxton too. Had one that was a BLAST to ride!

Zipping and pleasure = CB


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What unanswered questions in Hard Target will be addressed in the sequel?

Was "Hard Target 2: Harder Target" even considered?

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Did you ever have a "real" crush on Darla (Brittany Holmes) while filming or after filming? At such a young age and with the connection you had in the movie I feel like there was a real chance of young love.

Haha, thanks for having the AMA!


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We almost went with Electric Boogaloo

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Thanks for spending time with me! No, we never had any kind of crush going on. The age gap was really big at that age. just a couple years seems like a lifetime when your young.


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What's your opinion or experience of Kenpo?

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What are some of your favorite films?


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Jeff Speakman & Ed Parker but aside from that I don't have any experience with it. I believe it to be a very applicable martial art.

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Oh man what a tough question to answer! My fav when I was kid was Cool Hand Luke. I love Paul Newman. I think if there was some math equation to define the greatest film of all time, it would be Forrest Gump. Lately, I've been spending a lot of time with P T Anderson.


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Hi Scott. After sharing scenes with Gary Oldman is there any actor/actress you'd really like to work with?I'd love to see you and Gina Carano on screen together

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Have you been approached by any celebrity "reality" shows, ie DWTS etc?


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I love Gary, he's always been my favourite actor. Love to work with Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington.

I'm sure Gina and I will do something at a certain point.

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I'm too busy for any of that, but I definitely have my guilty reality pleasure :]


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When did you started practicing martial arts and what was your motivation ? What is the best way to practice fight choreography (to have good imagination) ?

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Hey Bug --

Do you have a favorite saint? I recently followed your insta and saw that you are Catholic; have you always been, or are you a convert?

Love from a sister in the Body of Christ!


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I began training with Judo at age 10. Its hard to practice choreography on your own, you need to do it with some like minded people.

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St Moses the Strong is my patron. No fav though. Just too many great stories to pick one.


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What was it like working on Doctor Strange/ A Marvel movie in general?

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I loved it. Big Marvel fan as a kid, Spiderman was my favourite. Also Punisher, Hulk, Moonknight. Absolutely love being part of the big machine. Looking forward to seeing some of it tomorrow night when I do ADR


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You'd make an AMAZING, Marc Spector/Moon Knight, I think.

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That'd be awesome


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Can you say who you're playing in Doctor Strange?

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Of course not :)


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have you seen the The Raid 2? some epic fights in it. none of that fast cut shaky cam nonsense... proper 18 rated action. would you be up for a part in The Raid 3 if we hassled Gareth Evans enough to let you have a part in it. lol.

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I know Gareth and we want to do something together, hopefully it all works out


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  • Have you ever thought about competing in the UFC?
  • When is Undisputed 4 coming out?
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I don't plan on doing a CM Punk anytime soon. I like making movies.

I believe Universal will release Boyka: Undisputed in January.


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How big is your role in Dr.Strange and is it a character from the comics or a whole new character for the film?

Who is the best person you've worked with, martial arts wise?

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Kane Kosugi, Marko Zaror, Lateef Crowder, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Wu Jing, Michael Jai White


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Hi Scott, I hope you like my Hard Target related username! What elements of the original Hard Target have you sought to bring into the sequel?

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We have Henrikson's gun, Knepper could almost be related to him. We honour John Woo and mimic his style somewhat. Roel (director) and I are huge fans of Woo and the original film.


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Can you give us a good description of boyka undisputed's story? also when is it out?

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Boyka kicks the shit out of loads of people - The End. Its out in January from Universal.


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What was it like working with Paul Greengrass?

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Chaotic. Thrown in the deep end. Never knew where the camera was (a good thing by the way). A big adventure that saw me driving through Friday night Madrid traffic with a camera crew in my face before I'd even had chance to meet him. He's fantastic director. Just wish he'd keep the camera still when people are fighting :)


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What was it like working with Scott Mann on The Tournament?

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Scott's cool. Looking forward to his next movie Final Score with Dave Bautista


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No


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Hey Scott, What is your current height and weight?

Also, what height and weight do you consider ideal for yourself?

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About 86kg, 5' 10


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(I don't mean this in a bad way, they are very different projects but:) How does one go from Holby City to The Bourne Ultimatum? I'm from Lancashire so I know the first one. :~P

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You have to start somewhere. Ultimatum was actually my first job after Holby City. Good memories of both projects


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I would love to do one. My website scottadkins.com as a contact form for seminars.


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Scott, this is Michael from Germany. I really like your movies and can't wait to watch Hard Target 2. Do you already have plans for being here in Germany again?

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I love Germany and I was there recently in Oberhausen. I will be back but not sure when.


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Action movies are usually not the most well-reviewed films, how do you deal with some negative reviews? Do you let them affect you?

Even if some scores aren't the greatest, you have to know there are many people like me who are big fans of movies you star in.

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You develop a thick skin pretty quick in this business. I don't let it affect me, I know enough people enjoy what I do.


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I have a video for you i made,i hope you will watch it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ngCF2zxzE

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I just watched it, thanks a lot


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Hi Scott, any chance of making a film where you do everything as minimalistic as possible, keep the whole thing story driven, barely any action right up until the end… and then just cut loose with the best fight scene of your entire career? I mean just spend 80% of the budget and shooting schedule on one, epic, 15 minute fight scene against another talented martial artist. Personally I wouldn’t mind a structure like that. As a comparison, I never watch a film like SPL in its entirety anymore, but I always keep coming back just to see that alley fight one more time.

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We had a very interesting story for Universal Soldier but people just wanted the action. Its a tough sell but I like your idea also. Its basically Rocky.


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Hi Scott! Thanks for doing this Ama. I've seen you play both the villain and the hero, is there one you enjoy doing more?

And here's the part where I have to gush. Big fan. Ninja, Assassination Games and Ninja 2 are my rainy day movies. Look forward to seeing you in many more films can't wait for Doctor Strange!

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I love playing the villain, its great fun but if I'm the hero I like playing the anti-hero


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Scott I've trained since I was 13. I'm 37 now and training has come to its end with arthritis in my spine. I can still kick but I pay for it now. As we are about the same age, what conditioning do you do daily to maintain? You're an inspiration man.

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Sorry to hear that. Flexibility is the key to staying fit as you get older, very important to work more at that. Takes the pressure away from the joints and frees up the muscles to how they were when you were younger


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Hi Scott !

Did you ever thought about crowdfunding to have a bigger budget for your DTV movies ?

Keep fighting !

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Possibly, but i believe you need to do it for something with an inbuilt audience