Jesse James Trashes Sandra Bullock In Recent Interview
So, with the premiere of his return to television on The Discovery Channel's "American Chopper: The Build-Off" right around the corner on Dec. 12, Jesse James claims he isn't crazy about the Hollywood establishment.
Considering that he came off notoriously badly while dating Kat Von D during what would eventually be the last season of "L.A. Ink," it only makes virtually no sense that being back in the public eye would be an obvious solution.
Still, that's apparently where James is headed. The famous bike-builder believes that getting back in touch with the people who admire him will undo what he feels his marriage to Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock did to his image, according to RadarOnline.
The pair split up, keep in mind, when Jame's numerous extra-marital affairs came to light in very public fashion.
"I became a big shot and married some Hollywood actress and didn't talk to anybody anymore, so I feel bad," James says in some of the first moments of the show's premiere.
"I feel obligated to reconnect with all these people and show 'em that I'm still the same fabricator motorcycle guy. I'm not what I became."
During the course of the show, James will square off against the Teutul family - Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. - building competing custom motorcycles. In the end, only one can win, and the winning bike will be announced on Dec. 13's "American Chopper Live: The Build-Off," emanating from Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Naturally, his trash-talk doesn't stop with Bullock.
It may be fitting that he's constructed a stainless-steel "middle finger" bike. He claims it's the first he's personally built in five years, and actually credits it every bit as much for his return to TV as mending fences with people who feel Hollywood changed him.
And he wastes little time getting after his competition on the show.
“I don’t know what the Teutuls do for a gas tank, I think he (Paul Teutul Senior) just yells at someone to get it done and it didn’t matter how it got done," James said. “I can’t see that stuff lasting, I think it will work if the bike is static and gets started up for TV. My stuff is meant to withstand punishment.
“It’s got to look good, be stylish, be flawless and beautiful and chrome and on top of everything else it’s got to function.”