Jake Abel has now been a part of three major young adult to film adaptations, including 'The Host', 'Percy Jackson', and 'I Am Number Four'. In a new interview with CinemaBlend, Abel discusses the success of Percy Jackson versus the failure of I Am Number Four, and the pressure that comes along with that.
He explains, "I think it’s unhealthy for the actor to worry about the final product of a project. There’s a lot of people that get paid to have that pressure and worry about the success. So, yes, absolutely you want your movies to be a success, obviously. You don’t want to be a part of a string of shitty films."
He also adds, "I mean, the failure of I Am Number Four, that didn’t stop anyone’s career. DJ is directing another movie. Everyone is off doing other things. It happens. We’re artists. We take risks and sometimes those risks don’t pay off but that doesn’t mean you stop creating, so it’s OK."
Abel also discusses mall tours, which he had to do for both 'The Host' and 'Percy Jackson'. Unfortunately, 'The Host' is not looking like it will match Percy Jackson's success, but Abel shouldn't worry since he's getting strong notices for his performance despite the negative reviews for the movie itself. Abel will next be seen in 'Percy Jackson: A Sea of Monsters', which releases on August 16th, 2013.