Philly Tourists Run Up Rocky Steps and Run into Rocky Himself
They even got a knockout selfie!
Sylvester Stallone has returned to the iconic Rocky steps to take an epic selfie with three Philadelphia tourists.
Peter Rowe and two friends ran up the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday, only to find the real Rocky waiting for them at the top.
“He said to us, ‘Man, you guys are fast. You’re making me look bad,’ ” Rowe told the Associated Press.
Then, like any gracious champion, Stallone – aka Rocky Balboa – gamely posed for a selfie.
“Look tough, guys!” Stallone, 68, said as he hoisted a fist in the air for the snapshot, Rowe told the AP.
As classic movie fans know, Stallone first made those steps famous in 1976 when the down-on-his luck boxer ran up and down them as part of his training for his famous fight with World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed in the first Rocky movie.
Nearly 40 years later, Stallone is back in Philadelphia filming Creed, the latest installment of the Rocky series.