Jet Li talks Matrix

“I don’t listen to what people in Hollywood say,” he notes, sitting on the balcony of one of the town’s most luxurious hotels. “I just do what I think I should do.” That meant turning down “Matrix 2” and “Matrix 3.”

“I liked ‘The Matrix’ very much,” he says, “and the [writer/director] Wachowski brothers are friends of mine. I guarantee the sequels will be successful without Jet Li, so why do they need Jet Li in them?