Sylvester Stallone is making the media rounds to promote his movie “The Expendables 2,” but he’s also still mourning the death of his son Sage. So when he appeared on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday (Aug. 15), host Jay Leno gave Stallone a chance to address it right off the bat.
“When life hits you pretty hard you can either go into a dark corner, or you can say, ‘OK, fine, I’m going to find something to focus on,'” Stallone says. “You have your children, your wife, you try to be supportive of other people too, because I know a lot of people go through it that don’t get the attention like I do. And I feel for them, because it’s one club that no one wants to be a member of, that’s for sure. But I think about his memory. He was a lovely boy and I’ll always cherish that.”
Sage Stallone, 36, died in July; a cause of death hasn’t been determined yet.
Stallone’s conversation with Leno then moved on to lighter topics, including Stallone’s resemblance to a figure in a painting in the Vatican and working with Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Expendables 2.” He says people pitched them projects in the past, but never anything that clicked.
“They wanted us to solve murders, and these murders were taking place in a girl’s club, so he and I dress up as women,” Stallone recalls. “That would work. I don’t know if you’ve seen me in heels — it’s not pretty. And Arnold — oy.”